HARARE – AmaZulu captain and goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini has advised his teammates to forget about Tuesday night’s heavy defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa premiership.
The former Zimbabwe international goalkeeper was between the sticks when Usuthu went down 7-1 to the Brazilians at Loftus Stadium.
The defeat was only AmaZulu’s second loss this season after seven games in the Super Diski and saw the Durban-based club drop to fifth place on the log with 11 points.
“It was a bad day in the office,” the Zimbabwean told the AmaZulu official website yesterday. “It was not easy to contain them.
“They were coming with guns blazing all over, especially the three front players Khama Billiat, Katlego Mashego and Cuthbert Malajila; they were moving all over.
“I think it’s all up to the players who want to be counted in the next game to lift up their hands and play for AmaZulu.
“I think it’s a lesson learnt and we just need to keep our heads up.”
Amazulu coach Craig Rosslee and his men will not have much time to dwell on Tuesday’s result as they have to prepare for Sunday’s encounter against Maritzburg United which is set to take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
“It’s a derby and maybe they (United) were looking at how we played today and they want to do the same so it’s up to us,” added Kapini.
“It’s not about how you lost another game, the way you stand up in the next game is important and I think we are up for it.”
For Sundowns, Zimbabwean international Cuthbert Malajila was on target when he scored the Brazilians second goal.
Malajila made it 2-0 in the 21st minute of the encounter when he reacted quickest in the danger area to score his third goal of the campaign.