Mbulelo Mabizela scored the only goal this afternoon at the Moses Mabhida Stadium as they manage to scrape past Free State Stars with a 1-0 score.
There are only two points separating Usuthu from Moroka Swallows, who are second from the bottom and Ea Lla Koto who remains 14th. Barker says these are massive results for the Durbanites.
“I knew that it was never going to be a pretty game of football,” said Barker, “two teams playing for their lives, it was always going to be a battle.
“But my team stuck to the task, not an easy game against a team that showed good character as well.
“Huge, huge results for us.”
After going five games without a loss, Usuthu have now shown their full hand that they will do everything to play in the Premier Soccer League next season.
Barker, who replaced former coach Craig Rosslee, said their next fixture against log leaders Kaizer Chiefs will definitely not be a walk in a park.
“At the end of the day we are still bottom of the log ” said Barker after their victory against Ea Lla Koto.
“We still have some work to do. We have closed the gap but at the end of the day there’s still work to do.
“Big game against Kaizer Chiefs coming up, never easy, but hopefully we can get the momentum going.”
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