Morton rallies Usuthu to KZN Derby showdown


AmaZulu midfielder Michael Morton has called on Usuthu to dust themselves up from Tuesday’s 1-0 away loss to Mamelodi Sundowns as they prepare to host provincial rivals Maritzburg United this Sunday in the Absa Premiership at King Zwelithini Stadium.

Looking back into their performance at Loftus Stadium he said: “It was tough. I think it’s time we got to start the games better. I think that we were just a little bit slow to start.”

“I think it’s taken us a while to get into games, and then we find ourselves behind before we started, then we sort of stopped picking it up trying to chase the game.”

“We were much more comfortable with the style of play we displayed in the second half. I believe that if we carry through with that kind of attitude into the KZN Derby, and we’ll be guaranteed of a positive result come Sunday afternoon,” he said.

The 30 year old Randburg born man believes returning to King Zwelithini stadium will be an added boost for the team.

“I definitely enjoy the KZN Derby, I enjoyed it when I was playing for Maritzburg against AmaZulu and I’ve enjoyed it on the other side as well.”

“It’s always nice, the vibe’s good and we will be back at King Zwelithini which is good.”

Usuthu will welcome the return of skipper, Tapelo Xoki from suspension while rueing the absence of ever trusted goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha who suffered a fracture to the cheekbone on Tuesday night.

Morton also rallied the Usuthu faithful to come out in their numbers in support of the green and white.

Kick-off is at 15:30. Tickets are available at TicketPro.

Details: R40 Male Adults, R20 Female Adults and Kids (Under 12 years old).

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