Gumede: We will be ready for Pirates


After a challenging start to the season, AmaZulu return to the King Zwelithini Stadium for a midweek duel against Orlando Pirates.

Cavin Johnson’s side were desperately unlucky not to return from the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium with at least a point, conceding in the dying minutes against Polokwane City in a one-nil loss.

It was a harsh defeat which leaves the club without a point on the board from two starts.

Despite the tough start, central defender, Tshepo Gumede believes Usuthu can quickly turn things around if they can get a positive result against the Sea Robbers.

“I would say we have looked at ourselves and we have tried coming up with ways of how we need to go forward, it is about preparing well and good mentality,” Gumede said.

“After two defeats we can only go up, so we must respond well,” Gumede added.

Pirates themselves have endured a difficult start, losing to SuperSport United in their last outing.

Gumede who spent a season with the Soweto side in 2015/16 says Pirates current form means they will arrive in Umlazi ready to redeem themselves.

“They have not got the best results, we are expecting a tough game,” Gumede said.

“They will also want to get out of their rough patch. We have to prepare physically and mentally for them.”

Kick-off at the King Zwelithini Stadium is at 19:30, tickets are on sale at TicketPro and Spar outlets at R50 per person.

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