Folz looking to upset former employers Gallants

AmaZulu FC head coach Romain Folz will be aiming to prove a point to his former employers Marumo Gallants, when his side meets them in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday. The 32-year-old tactician opted to walk away from Bahlabana Bantwa after the club’s management interfered with his decisions in the team selection.

After joining AmaZulu a few weeks ago, the Frenchman has overseen three games that all ended in draws. At Gallants, he drew four and lost one of the five games the team played under his leadership.

AmaZulu haven’t tasted a victory in their last seven league matches, and just like all other teams they are on a mission to collect as many points as they can before the FIFA World Cup break. In addition, the KwaZulu-Natal outfit has not scored more than one goal within 90 minutes in their last 10 matches across all competitions.

However, Folz has insisted that he is not worried about AmaZulu’s struggles in front of goal.

“I’m not worried, I know it’s going to come. To be honest, I prefer to win a solid 2-0 than a 6-4 for example,” Folz told AmaZulu’s website.

“As much as I want us to score, and I know we will. My priority is to get the team balanced. For every team coming to play us or us going to play them. 

“For everyone to find a different task playing against us. It was the case against Chiefs. They have a very good team. For us to deny them creating chances against us, I think it’s a big accomplishment.”

The Durban-based side currently occupies ninth place in the DStv Premiership standings, and a victory would see them enter the top eight.

The match will take place at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday at 19:30.

Romain Folz speaking ahead MTN8 semifinal with Kaizer Chiefs : AmaZulu website