AmaZulu defender Carlington Nyadombo is confident that his side will prevail when they clash against Moroka Swallows in an MTN8 quarterfinal at the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Dube Birds missed out on the league title narrowly last season as they were edged by Orlando Pirates by two points, but Nyadombo believes Usuthu will be the side left standing after Sunday’s meeting.
“There’s nothing much to say except that we’re going there to win the game,” said Nyadombo.
“Swallows are a good side but I believe in my team and I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people this season.
“Last season we did well playing away from home, so we’re not worried about having to travel, as long as we perform on the day.”
Swallows scored the most goals in the league last season and are also armed with the league’s top scorer in Siyabonga Nomvete, but Nyadombo is adamant that they will be able contain the Birds.
“We’ve been working hard on our defence even though we defended well last season,” he said.
“To play against a team like Manchester United and concede just one goal means we’re going in the right direction.”
Apart from being solid at the back, the big defender understands that they have to score goals to get through to the next round.
“It’s a knockout game and it’s important to score first so we can put Swallows under pressure,” he said.
“Our strikers have been working on their finishing and the whole team is trying to support them as much as we can; the goals will come.”