Tovey welcomes break in fixtures

AMAZULU head coach Neil Tovey believes the two-week break before his side's next competitive game will provide them with an excellent chance to work on their mistakes.

Their next game is on September 13 when they face Bloemfontein Celtic away at Seisa Ramobodu Stadium. After back-to-back losses against Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs, Usuthu have to regroup.

"I think the break could be just what the doctor ordered. It will give us time to breathe a bit, to suck in some oxygen," Tovey said. He promised to address the side's defensive shortcomings, which have been their downfall in recent matches.

"Against Chiefs, it was very frustrating to see us performing brilliantly but ending up on the losing end. The first two goals we conceded were from silly mistakes at the back. As coaches, we sometimes lose our heads and maybe so do the players.

"The quality of play was excellent, but we can't keep on conceding silly goals."

Tovey said the game was becoming a lot faster, with players often caught lagging behind.

The former Bafana Bafana skipper said hopes that his new signing, Nigerian defender Abdullah Ishaka, will solve their problems at the back.

Ishaka signed a two-year-deal with Usuthu.

Meanwhile, Maritzburg United have re-registered Lynch Pule after they failed to get offers when he was placed on the transfer list.