AmaZulu leftback Marc van Heerden returns to action against Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium this Wednesday a man on a mission following missing last week’s fixture due to a knock on the foot.
The 24 year old told AmaZulufc.net of that to pave a way for a smooth Christmas for him will start with collecting maximum points early towards the fold of the second round.
“It’s not going to be easy to go and beat Platinum Stars away that’s for sure. But it will all depend on who wants it the most,” said the man nicknamed Sdumo.
Travelling the Durban side has had a lukewarm record this season but against an unpredictable Owen Da Gama coached side van Heerden and co would need to be weary.
Head to head stats since the 2003/04 season reveal that AmaZulu won six matches while Platinum have won four and there have been only two draws.
The former University of Pretoria player said dwelling on the past would be a mistake against Dikwena but, “if you look at our results before the Leopards game the loss shouldn’t affect us that much. We’re still focused to going all out
If we get these three points, maybe we can jump out of the bottom log going into the remaining few matches and who knows we might be in the top 8 by the Christmas break,” he said.
For AmaZulu’s three acquisitions this season, captain and goal keeper Tapuwa Kapini ,and midfielders Stanley Kgatla and Kagiso Senamela the fixture might all too interesting especially both teams have the same amount of points.
Left footed midfielder Sbusiso Hadebe is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered in mid October.
Platinum Stars vs AmaZulu
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Date: 30 November 2011, Wednesday