AmaZulu target victory in Polokwane


Siyabonga Nomvethe

AmaZulu FC will travel to the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium where they will face Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership match on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 15h30.

Usuthu are now undefeated in their last two league games after drawing 0-0 with Bloemfontein Celtic at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday.

As a result, the KwaZulu-Natal giants are placed 13th on the league standings with 19 points from 17 games. They are three points above the relegation zone.

Usuthu will look to Ovidy Karuru, who recently inspired AmaZulu to a 2-0 victory over SuperSport United. The Zimbabwean winger is slowly rediscovering his old form.

Cavin Johnson, the AmaZulu head coach, says his charges will do their best to collect maximum points in their next two league games against Polokwane on Saturday and SuperSport United away on 31 January 2018.

“We will be on the road again. We are playing back-to-back games every three days. When you have a team of 25-30 players, 90% of the time they are all not game ready. That’s the situation we find ourselves in,” he said.

“Whether we physically recover those who played against Celtic. Then go to Polokwane City and SuperSport United with the same team.

“Yes, that’s always the question. Whether others are capable of playing this competition at a stage when everyone is looking for points. So, we will travel with 24 players and make sure that we do our best on the road.”

Meanwhile, Polokwane registered their second successive draw when they drew 1-1 with SuperSport at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday.

Rise and Shine are placed 12th on the league standings with 20 points from 18 games. They are two points behind 10th-placed Lamontville Golden Arrows.

Bernard Molekwa, the Polokwane head coach, will look to mastermind a win over Usuthu, while current Absa Premiership top goalscorer Rodney Ramagalela is the dangerman for Rise and Shine.

Polokwane edged out AmaZulu 3-2 at the King Zwelithini Stadium in the first round league encounter on the 18th of October 2017.

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