AmaZulu key striker Dumisani Ngwenya remains positive of success despite the many injuries and the pressure of avoiding the bottom of the log.
Ngwenya spoke to the official club website after yet another tough training session at Edgewood on Wednesday morning.
On his good day the goal-poacher can uplift his teammates with his audacious presence, on and off the field of play.
With just seven points collected in eight matches, the KZN club can do with ‘Makhokhoba’s magic when they face 11th placed Free State Stars at Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday.
“The pressure is nothing new to AmaZulu. What’s expected of us is a win and we don’t need anyone to remind us of that. We’re keeping our eyes on the ball.
“All we’re looking for is the three points and we will take it from there,” said Ngwenya.
Coach Manqoba Mngqithi’s side has been marred by injuries to key players but the non-succumbing coach remains confident of a second home win this season.
Enter Namibian utility winger Tangeni Shipahu, and the Durban based club looks to a boost in attack, a new lease of life.
“One thing I know is that our opponents’ coach Steve Khompela tends to very much rely on defensive play,” the 2009 MTN 8 -winning coach said. “He will try his best to make his team more compressed and not give us any space but to catch us on counter attacks.
“This is a game that will be very tough but in the end I’m confident that we will record our first win at Princess Magogo Stadium for this season,” said Mngqithi.
Confirmed absentees are midfielders Ramson Zhuwawo and Ntokozo Sikhakhane. Zhuwawo is still nursing a hamstring suffered against Orlando Pirates weeks ago while Sikhakhane is nursing a groin. Marc van Heerden is still awaiting the doctor’s instructions.
AmaZulu FC Vs Free State Stars
Princess Magogo Stadium
Date: 27 November 2010, Saturday
Tickets Available at Computicket:
R40 Adults, R10 Women & Kids