Durban Derby in the spotlight


Sedat Ouro-Akoriko of AmaZulu warm up during the the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Johannesburg on 29 January 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu head to KwaMashu this weekend to face Golden Arrows in the second Durban derby of the season.

Bongi Ntuli netted twice in the first round to help Usuthu to a famous 2-0 win over his former side in Umlazi.

After losing to Free State Stars in Bethlehem and going down to Chippa United at home, Cavin Johnson’s men are desperate to get their season back on track.

Togolese central defender, Sedate Ouro-Akoriko says the derby presents them with the perfect opportunity to bounce back.

“We have to come out of the situation we are in. It is very important for us to win and this is a great chance against a local rival to prove a point,” Ouro-Akoriko said.

Arrows are ninth on the log, two places and five points above Usuthu. Steve Komphela’s side are very much in the race for a top-eight finish and will be oozing confidence after beating Cape Town City last weekend.

“It is not going to be easy; they will come out fighting, it is up to us to make sure we deal with the threat.”

“We have to keep working, the boys understand what is at stake,” Ouro-Akoriko said.

Midfielder, Butho Ncube reflected on a good week of preparation.

“We have been focused in training, not thinking about the last two games,” Ncube said.

“They will come for revenge, but we will be prepared. We don’t have to change much, we need to fight as a team now, we have to pull together in these last few weeks of the season,’ Ncube added.

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