AmaZulu FC head coach Brandon Truter

AmaZulu FC have parted ways with head coach Brandon Truter. Photo: Facebook – AmaZulu

Truter exit: Personal issues or poor results?

Brandon Truter’s representatives have insisted he resigned from his AmaZulu job, but the club’s statement wasn’t so clear.

AmaZulu FC head coach Brandon Truter

AmaZulu FC have parted ways with head coach Brandon Truter. Photo: Facebook – AmaZulu

On Thursday it was confirmed that has left his job at AmaZulu after just a few months into a two-year contract. Truter’s role with Usuthu has been in doubt for a while amidst talk that there are a variety of divisions within the club, and some personal issues that the coach has been dealing with.


Truter’s agent, Basia Michaels of QT Sports, has told SABC Sport that the coach handed in his resignation due to what is said to be a family issue that took priority.

“We had a meeting and the coach has opted to resign. He is resigning because he has personal issues and they are quite clearly affecting his day-to-day job,” Michaels told SABC Sport when asked to elaborate.

“Yes, the results haven’t fallen our way, hence the coach has also decided it’s best to step aside. He thought he could continue to balance work and personal matters, but you can see it is affecting his job,” she added.

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However, AmaZulu then released the following statement, and pointed to a “difficult” start to the season that has seen just three victories achieved:

AmaZulu Football Club would like to announce that it has parted ways with head coach Brandon Truter. The 52-year-old was in charge of the team for just over five months.

He has impressed since taking over the reins following the departure of Benni McCarthy in March. However, the current season has proved difficult, and the team has recorded just three DStv Premiership wins.

Truter’s record is as follows: 19 games, seven wins, seven draws, and five losses. We thank him for his cooperation and hard work for the club and wish him luck in his future career.

There has been a cloud hanging over Truter at AmaZulu for some time

According to FARPost recently, sources had claimed that relations between Truter and his players at Usuthu have become toxic during an up-and-down start to the season that has seen AmaZulu most recently fail to record a win in their last five league games.

On Wednesday, AmaZulu slipped to a shock defeat against Richards Bay, and according to online source Unplayable, the club was preparing to announce the departure of Truter.

After the latest loss to Richards Bay, the coach had admitted he was struggling, and battling to cope with the pressure.

“This result, I’m not happy about it, even the supporters, the owners are not happy about it. It is pressure on myself to win the games now. So I don’t take it lightly, I feel it and the players do feel it as well… Right now I’m not feeling well, not feeling well at all, not feeling happy. I feel a bit of pressure,” Truter added.

Recently, the club’s management were said to have summoned the coach to a meeting, while a potential candidate to take over from Truter was already on standby if the club failed to impress during the business end of the MTN8.

On Sunday, AmaZulu played out to a 1-1 draw against Chiefs, but Truter is now on his way out before the next leg of the semi-final.