AmaZulu out to continue revival


Amazulu players celebrating a goal

AmaZulu will look to continue their Absa Premiership revival when they host Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 4 April 2015, kick-off at 15h00.

AmaZulu extended their unbeaten run to four league matches when the claimed a 1-1 draw away to Chippa United last month.

The Durban club has claimed seven points from 10 home matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Kaizer Chiefs (away), Polokwane City and Platinum Stars (both home).

Usuthu are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 17 points from 23 matches.

Defender Sadat Okoriko said all the preparations have been going well and they are all in good form.

“We are all looking sharp and we will be playing at home which means we must also use the home ground advantage.

“My teammates are all ready and the break has been beneficial to us because it gave us a chance to learn and be hard at training. There is a positive mood in the camp which is great because we need to pick ourselves up and keep on fighting,” he said.

Stars suffered a second successive league defeat when they were beaten 2-1 at Moroka Swallows in their last outing.

The Free State side has claimed six points from 12 away matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Ajax Cape Town (home), Polokwane City (away) and Bidvest Wits (home).

Ea Lla Koto are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 22 points from 23 matches.

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Stars have met in 46 league matches since 1986. Ea Lla Koto have 19 wins compared to 15 for Usuthu, while 12 matches have been drawn.

AmaZulu have won nine of their 22 home matches against Stars, suffering six defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season in the Free State they played out a goalless stalemate.

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 1-1 draw with Chippa: Murambadoro, Pietersen, Hlanti, Ouro-Akoriko, Johannes, Nyongo, Mabizela, G. Dlamini (T. Dlamini 72’), Arwuah, Ntuli, Mwape (Ndulula 72’).

Stars’ line-up from their 2-1 loss to Swallows: Mathole, Mkhwanazi, Thlone, Cardoso, Mabunda (Kerspuy 55’), Tshabalala, Masehe, Venter, Henyekane (Bester 81’), Thethani, Sekola.

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One comment on “AmaZulu out to continue revival
  1. nhlanhla says:

    We wish the boys best of luck for the game. Hebe

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