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Tovey sticks to his guns

By Canaan Mdletshe | Oct 05, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

"THEY can say whatever they want to say, but I'm not going anywhere."

"THEY can say whatever they want to say, but I'm not going anywhere."

This is how AmaZulu coach Neil Tovey responded to the mounting calls from disgruntled supporters who are baying for his head.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns mentor has been facing increasing pressure to step down after the team's fortunes took a nose dive. Putting fan favourite Bafo Biyela on transfer last month did not help matters.

During Saturday's match, supporters carried placards and chanted slogans calling for him to be fired.

But Tovey is unfazed by the calls. And after steering his team to a 2-1 victory over Moroka Swallows, he has every reason to feel his fate is safe.

"They can say whatever they want, but I'm not going anywhere. There's no way that I will leave this team. The players seem to be starting to understand each other and it will be good for the team. Certainly, this team does not belong to the lower rung of the ladder," said Tovey.

Usuthu were on fire against The Dube Birds in Durban on Saturday .

They were all over Swallows from the onset and it was not surprising when disgruntled Swaiswai supporters left the stadium 15 minutes before the final whistle. It was one of the worse performances by Swallows who chased shadows all game.

Their consolation goal was scored after Usuthu went to sleep late on.

Usuthu's goals were scored by captain Pere Ariwerayai on the stroke of half time, while Ntokozo Sikhakhane netted a beautiful diving header a minute after the restart.

Morgan Shivambu reduced the arrears in the 81st minute.


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