The Usuthu administrator added that the winner of the Copa America can fit into the style of play of his team
AmaZulu chairman Sandile Zungu claims coach Benni McCarthy can manage former Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
Zungu believes the winner of the Champions League can fit in with AmaZulu’s game system under the former Bafana Bafana striker.
Although Usuthu’s top official did not categorically state whether he was going to make a bid for the Argentine captain, he left everything in public by saying ‘look at this space’ as far as the Messi question is concerned.
Keep an eye on the space
“Watch the space, all I can say is look at the space,” Zungu said KickOff.com. “Keep an eye on the space, you never know. Benni can coach this boy. Benni can coach Messi. That’s all I can tell you. He can fit our style of play perfectly.”
He also talked about the recent players they have signed while strengthening before a season where they have to balance their duties in the Caf Champions League and Premier Soccer League.
Keagan Buchanan, Philani Zulu, Mxolisi Kunene, Tercious Malepe, Tshepang Moremi, Mattaar Ceesay and Lindani Shange were all signed by AmaZulu.
“We did very well, the players we signed are the ones we aimed for,” Zungu added.
“The core of the team is in place, which is very important. We are not signing to sign. We have strengthened where we needed reinforcement, so we are good. We have also promoted some young people who have done very well. danger in the MDC.
“So I’m very happy.”
Meanwhile, McCarthy has expressed optimism that his team can outperform Kaizer Chiefs in the Champions League campaign.
“No respect for anyone, for Kaizer Chiefs or for anyone, but I think that if we can reach the final of the Caf Champions League, better, why not?” said the South African tactician.
“Domestically, they showed us what they were capable of, and internationally they did it. We showed what we can do domestically and now we get the opportunity to go international, and we want to go better.
“We think the players who come in will give us the small lead.”
Usuthu will play Moses Mabhida in the MTN8 quarter-final against Cape Town City on August 15.