AmaZulu are primed and ready for the visit of Orlando Pirates to the King Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Last season the two sides played to an entertaining one-all score-line with Augustine Mulenga on target for the visitors and Emiliano Tade netting for Cavin Johnson’s side.
Both teams have endured a tough start to the new season with Usuthu yet to pick up a point while the Sea Robbers have lost their last three matches in all competitions.
Despite their poor form, Johnson says playing last season’s Absa Premiership runners-up still presents a massive challenge.
“There is never a right time to play anyone. Everyone prepares to win. We have to fight. We expect to play a fighting team, a running team and one that is very technical,” Johnson told the Durban press on Monday morning.
In the aftermath of Usuthu’s disappointing one-nil defeat away to Polokwane City, Johnson says his team have reflected and put in the hard yards at training.
“We have not started on a good note, we have played good football but we have not got the results,” Johnson said.
“The players have done really well; we know it’s going to be a tough game tomorrow but it is our home game and we have to be confident.”
Striker, Lehlohonolo Majoro is the only injury doubt for the match after he picked up a knock against Rise and Shine. Michael Morton continues to recover from a pre-season injury.
Kick-off at the King Zwelithini Stadium is at 19:30. Tickets are still available for the match at a cost of R50 at TicketPro and Spar Outlets and R60 at the gates.Share