Dlamini stresses the importance of Durban Derby


AmaZulu Reserves coach Ayanda Dlamini has heaped praise on his charges for the positive results that the young Usuthu have been cultivating of late after this season’s rocky start to the all-new Multi Choice Diski Challenge.

Dlamini (35) is confident that his side are well equipped to obtain maximum points in their dual against bitter rivals Golden Arrows at the Dobsonville Stadium on 16 November 2019.

Usuthu are unbeaten in three games. In their last encounter AmaZulu drew 0-0 against Baroka FC in Polokwane.

Looking back to the last time they were in action Dlamini said: “Going to Polokwane and returning with a point is a good result.

I was disappointed however; with the number of chances we didn’t utilize to finish off the game. We were very unlucky on the day.”

“We must keep working on finishing in front of goal and hopefully come Saturday there will be a positive change in terms of our luck.”

“We’ve been scoring goals in the past couple of games and we’ve also kept clean sheets as well which is good,” he added.

Previous duels have seen their counter parts coming out on top but the former Usuthu striker is determined to claim the bragging rights this season.

“The derby is always important. We want to come out victorious and I’m sure Golden Arrows will also come out vying for three points as well.”

“This game is of the utmost importance to us as we are trying to climb up the log standings after a rocky start to the season.”

“We’d like to keep working as hard as we have been which has been rather fruitful for us, so we’ll play like we’re playing in any other game. All the boys are looking forward to playing in the derby,” he concluded.

Kickoff for the Durban Derby is @ 11:00.

The match is part of the competition’s action packed Massive Diski Derby Festival.

Other matches on the offering are the Tshwane Derby which will see Mamelodi Sundowns Reserves facing SuperSport United Reserves, followed by the Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs Reserves and Orlando Pirates Reserves.

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