AmaZulu face Leopards in Limpopo


AmaZulu will look to snap their winless run in the National First Division (NFD) when they clash with Black Leopards away at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15h00.

Usuthu were held to a goalless stalemate by African Warriors at home in their previous league encounter at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

The draw extended the KwaZulu-Natal giants’ winless streak in the league to five matches – having drawn two games and lost three.

Usuthu’s last league victory came against Vasco Da Gama in Cape Town two months ago. The 1-0 win was also AmaZulu’s last away victory.

Delron Buckley’s side have failed to score in their two most recent league games. Prior to the 0-0 draw with Warriors, Usuthu had lost 1-0 to Royal Eagles.

Siyabonga Nomvethe, who is amongst the leading top goalscorers in the league with nine goals, is expected to lead Usuthu’s attack on Saturday.

AmaZulu are placed eighth on the NFD standings with 35 points from 26 matches. They are 11 points behind fourth-placed Witbank Spurs.

Meanwhile, Leopards will be hoping to avoid another league defeat when they host AmaZulu on Saturday afternoon.

Lidoda Duvha were thrashed 3-1 away by Cape Town All Stars in their previous league game. Bongani Manana netted for the visitors.

Prior to the defeat, the Limpopo side were enjoying a two-match winning run in the league. They had beaten Warriors and Mthatha Warriors at home.

Leopards have suffered just one defeat at home in their last eight league matches. Spurs beat them 1-0 two month ago.

Just like AmaZulu, Leopards’ Absa Premiership promotion ambitions have ended. Sello Chokoe’s side have scored in each of their last five league games.

Roggert Nyundu remains Lidoda Duvha’s dangerman. The 28-year-old forward has hit the back of the net seven times in the league this season.

Leopards are placed ninth on the NFD standings with 34 points from 26 matches. They are 12 points behind fourth-placed Witbank Spurs.

When Leopards and AmaZulu met in the first round league game, the latter walked away 1-0 winners on the 24th of October 2015.

Bornwell Mwape’s late goal proved to be the difference between Lidoda Duvha and Usuthu at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

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