Usuthu look to tread on 11th placed Bidvest Wits in their effort to resurrect their home record in the league and stay on course for the top eight spot when the two sides meet at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday.
Defender Tamsanqa Teyise and midfielder Stanley Kgatla told AmaZulufc.net that as players they are ready to pull out all stops to beat the Students.
“If we managed to get a point away against Swallows it means that at home we’ll be forced to do much better, and with the confidence we now have we can do it,” said Teyise.
The KZN club’s tally of goals (16) in the league thus far seems a shadow of the 43 goals garnered last season, but according to Teyise the strikers in the team are capable of bettering with a respectable league finish.
AmaZulu are two points behind Wits who suffered a 3-1 loss at home on the weekend against Free State Stars.
Midfield ace Stanley Kgatla will want to remain instrumental in restoring order in AmaZulu’s heart of play as he did in the 1-1 draw against Moroka Swallows.
‘Bingo’ got a Man of the Match award for his troubles but is weary of the little time to recover caused by the tight fixtures.
“Most of the guys played against Ajax (Nedbank Cup) but the coach kept three or four guys so we will be fresh.
“As you know that to play Swallows away was not that easy because first 20 minutes we were shaky since they’ve got some names in their team,” said Kgatla.
The Usuthu faithful who bore the long hours of travelling to cheer the team on at the Dobsonville Stadium has been the reason behind the teams fighting spirit of late according to Tamsanqa Teyise.
“When our supporters sing us on we get motivated to play our hearts out and we heard their voices on Saturday and against Ajax at home, we want to see them again on Tuesday,” added the former SAPS tallies man.
AmaZulu vs Bidvest Wits
Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
Tuesday, 20 March 2012