AmaZulu welcome struggling Polokwane


Mhlengi Cele

AmaZulu FC will welcome Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 19h30.

Usuthu were held to a 1-1 draw by Platinum Stars with Rhulani Manzini netting for AmaZulu at home in their last league match three weeks ago.

The draw extended the Durban side’s unbeaten run to two league matches – having defeated Bidvest Wits at home, before facing Stars.

AmaZulu are placed ninth on the league standings with eight points from six games. They are four points behind fourth-placed Orlando Pirates, who have played seven games.

Cavin Johnson, Usuthu’s head coach, will look to Manzini, who has netted three goals in his last two league matches for the KwaZulu-Natal giants.

Usuthu midfielder Sduduzo Dlamini is expecting a difficult match against Polokwane, but he is hopeful that they can secure a victory at home.

“Well, it won’t be easy because Polokwane are a good team,” Dlamini told AmaZulufc.net.

“We are playing at home and we are expected to win. We want maximum points from this game.

“We have objectives that we want to achieve. So, it’s very important for us to win this match.”

Meanwhile, Polokwane were held to a 2-2 draw by Orlando Pirates at home in their previous league match two weeks ago.

Rendani Ndou and Rodney Ramagalela both netted for Rise and Shine as they ended their four-match losing streak in the league.

Polokwane are placed 14th on the league standings with five points from seven points. They are only above the relegation play-off spot on goal-difference.

Bernard Molekwa, the Polokwane head coach, will be hoping that in-form striker Ramagalela, who has netted four league goals this season, inspires his side to victory.

The last time AmaZulu locked horns with Polokwane in an Absa Premiership match was on 15 April 2015.

Goodman Dlamini and Bongi Ntuli netted as Usuthu recorded a 2-0 win at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

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