Sunday Oct 09, 2022. 13:00
AmaZulu have wasted little time in finding a new head coach after Romain Folz was confirmed as Brandon Truter’s successor on Sunday.
Truter was sacked by Usuthu on Thursday following a poor run of results, with a 1-0 defeat to KZN rivals Richards Bay less than 24 earlier extending their winless streak to five matches in the DStv Premiership.
Folz arrived in South Africa four months ago after taking over the reins at Marumo Gallants, but tendered his resignation just six games into the new season due to interference from management in team affairs.
The Frenchman has quickly found a new job, however, and will be working with former Amaqhawe striker Ayanda Dlamini in Durban until the end of the current campaign.
“AmaZulu Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of the duo of Romain Khalid Folz and Ayanda Dlamini as head coach and first assistant coach respectively, with effect from today until the end of the current (2022/23) season next June,” the club said in a statement.
“Romain Folz, a French national with Moroccan roots, is a skilled tactician with an advanced soccer analytical mind. He was, until recently, head coach of Marumo Gallants.
“Ayanda Dlamini was head coach of AmaZulu FC prior to the arrival of Benni McCarthy in December 2020. Since then he has been working with AmaZulu FC Reserves – the DStv Diski Challenge team – as co-coach.”
AmaZulu chairman Sandile Zungu is determined to see the team challenging for silverware and will leave no stone unturned to make that happen.
“I repeat my personal promise to our fans that I will do everything in my power to bring back the glory days at AmaZulu,” Zungu declared.
“We are championship material, there is no doubt about that. We can and will challenge for trophies both domestically and continentally.
“As the oldest club in the DStv Premiership, Usuthu is a heritage of South African football and therefore we must self-correct expeditiously whenever we hit snags.”