AmaZulu defender Tsweu Mokoro says he is itching to return to action against his former side SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Usuthu have not played a competitive game since the 0-0 draw against Lamontville Golden Arrows which was played on the first day of the month, and Mokoro says they are ready to test their progress against one of the country’s top sides.
“Personally, I think we didn’t need the break after the game against Arrows because we played well and we needed to keep that momentum going into the next game,” said Mokoro.
“It’s always good to work on mistakes at training, which is what we have been busy with, but it’s also important to keep playing games and to see the real results.
“We’ve had time to analyse our games and the coach has also been able to address players individually, so now we are just looking forward to going back to the field.”
Mokoro says he is aware of the threat from the strong SuperSport United squad, but is also hoping that their opponents will have one eye on the MTN8 final where they will face Moroka Swallows on September 22.
“It’s going to be a tough game because both teams will be going for their first win and we all need the points,” said Mokoro.
“But I hope that the fact that they have a crucial final next Saturday will work in our favour.
“I know they are a professional side but these things always affect players in a way because everyone wants to be available for the final; players do tend to avoid injuries and suspensions.
“We’ll prepare for a hard game but we’ll also take the game to them and try to put them under pressure from the start.
“Our forwards have been working hard on their finishing because we can’t afford to waste our chances like we did against Arrows.”
Last season AmaZulu managed to claim all three away points against SuperSport United through a 1-0 victory.