Tuks ready for Usuthu challenge


University of Pretoria will host an AmaZulu side fighting for their Absa Premiership survival at the Tuks Stadium on Wednesday, 06 May 2015, kick-off at 19h30.

University of Pretoria saw their winless run in the league extended to seven matches when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Moroka Swallows last week.

The Tshwane side has claimed 16 points from 14 home matches this season.

Their remaining league opponents are Mamelodi Sundowns (away).

AmaTuks are placed 11th on the Absa Premiership with 32 points from 28 matches.

AmaZulu suffered a second defeat from their last four matches when they went down 3-1 at home to SuperSport United on the weekend.

The Durban side has claimed 10 points from 14 away matches this season.

Their remaining league opponents are Maritzburg United (home).

Usuthu are placed 16th on the Absa Premiership log with 24 points from 28 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Tuks and AmaZulu have met in five league matches since 2012/13.

Each side has claimed two wins against one another, with one match ending all-square.

Tuks boast a 100 percent home record against AmaZulu, having won their two previous games against them in Pretoria.

When the teams met earlier this season, Usuthu claimed a 2-1 home win Durban to secure their first victory of the 2014/15 campaign.

Tuks’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Swallows: Arubi, Kekana, Jaure, Shoyisa, Ngubane, Ketjijere, Matsi, Mukamba (Mosadi 72′), Mnyamane, Nyondo, Massa.

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 3-1 loss to SuperSport: Murambadoro, Johannes, Ouro-Akoriko, Mabizela, Nyongo, Mwedihanga, Van Heerden (Hlanti 58’), Arwuah (Madondo 58’), G. Dlamini, Ntuli, Mwape (A. Dlamini 84′).

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