Usuthu aiming for strong finish


AmaZulu will look to end the 2012/13 Absa Premiership season on a positive note when they host Chippa United at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 18 May 2013, kick-off at 15h00.


Usuthu will be keen to bounce back to winning ways after suffering a 3-1 loss at the hands of Bidvest Wits in their last league outing, which left them in 12th place with 32 points from 29 matches.

The Durban side has registered five wins, six draws and three defeats from their 14 home matches this season, but will be looking to protect their unbeaten home record which stretches back to November last year.

The tie will have more consequences for Chippa as they are currently placed 15th with 25 points from 29 matches and facing the prospect of taking part in relegation/promotion playoffs.

The Chilli Boys have gone five matches without defeat in the league and recorded a 2-2 draw at home to University of Pretoria on the weekend.

However, the Cape Town side have won just once away from home this season, a statistic that Craig Rosslee and his men do not want to be a part of.

“Our game against Chippa and the Ajax-Arrows game are two key games that will decide the fate and future of two Cape Town clubs, but that has nothing to do with us,’ said Rosslee.

“For us it’s a league game that we’re going to go and play. There are three points on offer and I would like to ends the season on a good note with the three points.

“I know we’re playing a team that’s going to come out here fighting for everything but the opposition is not what I’m worried about.

“It’s my own team that concerns me; the way we play and the way we approach the game is vital.

“As I said, I would like to end this season on a high note and make sure that when we enter the new season we are in a good frame of mind.

“I have players who understand the way that I want to play and the professional attitude that we want to bring to this club.”

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Chippa have had just one previous top flight league meeting, which ended in a 1-1 draw.


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