Zungu: Folz the right man for Usuthu

Zungu: Folz the right man for Usuthu
Romain Folz, coach of AmaZulu with Sandile Zungu and Manzini Zungu during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 match between AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on the 13 January 2023 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Feb 18, 2023. 15:00

AmaZulu chairman Sandile Zungu has the utmost faith in Romain Folz to take the club forward after tying him down to a new long-term contract.

The French-Moroccan tactician initially joined Usuthu in October on a short-term deal until the end of the season after his brief unsuccessful spell at Marumo Gallants.

Folz made an immediate impact in Durban as he guided Amaqhawe to the MTN 8 final before losing to Orlando Pirates by a solitary goal from Monnapule Saleng.

The 32-year-old has lost just once in his first 10 league games at the helm, although seven of those have ended in draws which sees the team sitting sixth in the standings on 24 points.

However, Zungu already views ‘Fohloza’ as the right man to realise his vision for the DStv Premiership club and has extended his stay for a further two years until June 2026.

“Coach Fohloza is probably the best coach we’ve had under my tenure and the reason I say that is because I’m building Usuthu for 2032, and he’s the one man I can trust to build the club on the right foundation and turn it into what I want,” Zungu told IOL Sport.

“With reference to the vision of the club, I thought the right person to lead that plan would be someone who has a clear strategy and direction and is also able to liaise with the club’s development structures whilst creating the right mentality within the squad, and Fohloza fits that description perfectly.”

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