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Rosslee eyes AmaZulu improvement

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 3 Dec 2012

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New AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee says scoring goals and improved defending will be his top priority at the struggling club.

With just five goals this season, AmaZulu have the worst attack in the Premier Soccer League while they have let in 18 times, the fourth worst among all 16 top-flight clubs.

“There’s a lot of areas that need improving, but the initial task is to defend better and score more goals. That is the priority,” Rosslee said.

“The club has obviously been in a bit of turmoil. It is my job now to change their fortunes. Yes, they are in dire straits, but the picture can change.

“There was a sign I saw when I arrived at the club, which said ‘Home of the Brave’, so it’s important that the players, staff, coaching staff, supporters and everyone involved with the club all get on board to revitalise and reinvigorate the club.

“We need to get it back to where it needs to be, which is further up the log table. My mandate is to do that.”

Rosslee will start his new job – his third club after spells at Ajax Cape Town and Mpumalanga Black Aces – on Wednesday with a tough game against Black Leopards in Polokwane.

He will then have three matches more before the league stops for almost two months to accommodate the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

“A long break is not good for anyone because it’s like a new pre-season, but I will look at it as a positive,” he said.

“It will be a blessing in disguise as it will give me time to reassess and work on things.”

The 42-year-old Rosslee has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal. He replaces Roger Palmgren, who was fired on Monday.

AmaZulu sit on the bottom of the league standings with nine points from 12 games.

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