SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler admits that he needs to start turning things around quickly ahead of their key Premiership relegation battle with AmaZulu in Atteridgeville on Wednesday.
Matsatsantsa have won only one of their last 12 games dating back to early December and their problems were compounded with a heavy 4-1 loss to rivals Bidvest Wits over the weekend.
The wretched run of form for the CAF Confederation Cup runners-ups has left them in 13th place ahead of the game, a spot above Usuthu with the two sides earning 21 and 20 points respectively from 18 matches this term.
Ahead of what is a game in hand for both, Tinkler is desperate for a turnaround.
“There are no excuses for how we have been playing and we simply need to turn things around,” he said. “I am a coach that doesn’t like losing.
“I hate losing but it’s part and parcel of the game. I don’t those who are unhappy for how they are feeling because we have been poor. But we can still turn it around and hopefully we’ll do that with a good result on Wednesday.”
AmaZulu looked to have turned past their poor run in form. They did that by beating SuperSport 2-0 10 days ago and have since kept two clean sheets, albeit in 0-0 draws.
“It’s a start for us and something to build-on,” Usuthu boss Cavin Johnson stated. “It’s still too early to be worried about positions because the margins are so fine. One or two wins and we can be talking a different story.”
Thabo Mnyamane, Mandla Masango and Bradley Grobler are out for the hosts, with Mhlengi Cele missing for the visitors – all through injury.
Butholezwe Ncube is suspended.