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Have AmaZulu Done KZN Football Any Favours?

On Monday, news broke that National First Division side AmaZulu have decided to part ways with head coach Steve Barker. Some see this as a positive move, one some of the big clubs in the PSL can learn a thing or two from. Others think this is a step in the wrong direction. The question is: How will this improve the prospects of KZN football?

Things are not looking great for KZN with Maritzburg United, a high-scoring, high-conceding but also highly entertaining side to watch, rooted to the foot of the PSL, and they look destined to be playing in the NFD next year. If they get relegated, they will most likely join fellow KZN outfit, AmaZulu.

Their decision to fire coach Barker has many wondering if this will improve the prospects of KZN having a formidable team in the PSL next season to accompany Lamontville Golden Arrows.

One Soccer Laduma website user, Papa-Ona, thinks Barker's mandate was never realistic.

"The NFD is not a bed of roses. It is not like just because you are from the upper league, it will be a stroll in the park. Ask Santos," he said.

"You need two seasons in the NFD, the first to acclimatise, the second to challenge for promotion."

From this view, it is unfair to fire Barker, and this move is therefore a step backwards. There are others, however, who feel underperforming coaches have to go. SL user DaBrisco Nation is one of them.

"Big ups to AmaZulu, he failed the mandate so what's the use in keeping him?" he asked.

Why do you think KZN football is struggling? Is it always a wise move to fire a coach mid-season?

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