Can Usuthu stop Chiefs?


Bornwell Mwape challenged by Morgan Gould

Table toppers Kaizer Chiefs stand in the way of a determined AmaZulu side who are fighting their way out of relegation. It promises to be a great Absa Premiership tussle at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Thursday, 09 April 2015, kick-off at 19h30.

Chiefs returned to winning form in the league when they defeated Moroka Swallows 3-0 away last month.

The Soweto side is unbeaten at home this season, with eight wins and four draws from 12 matches.

Their next three league opponents are University of Pretoria (away), Polokwane City (home) and Mamelodi Sundowns (away).

The Amakhosi are placed first on the Absa Premiership log with 54 points from 24 matches.

AmaZulu extended their unbeaten run to five matches when the beat Free State Stars 1-0 on Saturday.

The Durban side has claimed 10 points from 13 away matches this season.

Their next three league opponents are Polokwane City, Platinum Stars and SuperSport United (all home).

Usuthu are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 20 points from 24 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Chiefs and AmaZulu have met in 51 league matches since 1985.

The Amakhosi have 32 wins compared to seven for Usuthu, while 12 matches have been drawn.

Chiefs have won 19 of their 26 home matches against AmaZulu, suffering just two defeats in the process.

When the teams met earlier this season, a brace from Lebese saw the Amakhosi claim a 2-1 win in Durban.

Chiefs’ line-up from their 3-0 win over Swallows: Khune, Gaxa (Moleko 90+2’), Mathoho, Mashamaite, Masilela, Bukenya (Gould 83’), Letsholonyane, Tshabalala, Parker, Lebese, Mphela (Rusike 90+1’).

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Stars: Murambadoro, Pietersen (Hlanti 22’), Van Heerden, Mabizela, Ouro-Akoriko, Johannes, Arwuah (T. Dlamini 77’), G. Dlamini, Nyongo, Ndulula, Mwape (Madondo 87’).

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2 comments on “Can Usuthu stop Chiefs?
  1. Jephrey B Nene says:

    We are excited about the performance so far, we are indeed indebted to our players and the technical team for the good work.

    Just a word of advice regarding the game against chiefs, please try not to make fouls in crucial areas, build from the back always,avoid stray passes and do not be afraid to shoot.

    We need these three points and we trust that you will get it for all Usuthu Family.

    Lastly concentrate full 95 minutes.

  2. Themba says:

    Guys please work for each other on Thursday. You can still be a hero in unity – meaning no individual glory over a common objectime. One team one dream. Hebe usuthu.

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