AmaZulu delivered an “incredible result”, according to coach Craig Rosslee. Picture: Gallo Images
AmaZulu delivered an “incredible result”, according to coach Craig Rosslee, after they claimed a last-gasp 1-0 win over league challengers Platinum Stars in Durban on Wednesday night.
Winger Njabulo Manqana scored four minutes into injury time when he converted a clever pass by Kagiso Senamela.
“The mentality of the players to pull off such a win was great. It's an incredible result for us,” Rosslee said.
The victory at Moses Mabhida Stadium came just as the game appeared destined for a draw after a frustrating evening for both teams in front of goal.
But Manqana had the final say, with his strike keeping AmaZulu in 13th place in the Absa Premiership standings, but with the relegation gap now widening.
“We knew tactically that we were coming up against a very strong team, hence the reason why they are sitting third on the log,” Rosslee said.
“They're very difficult to break down and they are well organised and structured."
Rosslee, however, admitted they still had a long way to go to reach their full potential, with his team now set for a three-week break due to their exit from the Nedbank Cup.
“We're nowhere near where we want to be. We're only at 60 percent, to be honest with you," he said.
“We need to improve on a host of things and this upcoming three-week break will give us a fantastic opportunity to iron all the creases out.”
Stars boss Cavin Johnson was disappointed with the result, questioning some of the performances by his players after they fell eight points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
“I thought we should have won the game,” Johnson said.
“We hit the post twice in the first half and they didn't threaten us, but they scored the goal in injury time that mattered. But that's football.
'With respect to my players, a lot of them were a little bit off today." - Sapa