AmaZulu will look to extend their good start to the 2013/14 Absa Premiership season when they host Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Tuesday, 27 August 2013, kick-off at 19h30.
Usuthu opened their league campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Orlando Pirates, the first away win over Soweto side in the league in 20 years.
Bongani Ndulula, who joined the club from Pirates, broke the hearts of his former teammates’ hearts when he scored the only goal of the match in the first half.
The Buccaneers tried to get back into the game but Usuthu’s defence held their ground, while goalkeeper Aubrey Mathibe was also able to thwart away the threats from the Pirates attackers.
Craig Rosslee’s side, who are currently in third place with three points, will now look for an even better performance against the newly-promoted Aces before focusing on the next three matches against Ajax Cape Town (away), Moroka Swallows (home) and Bidvest Wits (away).
Aces on the other hand began their stint in the elite league with a 1-0 home loss to reigning league champions Kaizer Chiefs with Bernard Parker scoring early for Amakhosi.
AmaZayoni are currently in 11th place on the table and their next three fixtures will be against Moroka Swallows (away), SuperSport United (home) and Maritzburg United (away).
In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Aces have met in 29 league matches since 1985.
Usuthu have 12 wins compared to 10 for AmaZayoni, while just seven matches have been drawn.
AmaZulu have a good home record against Aces, with eight wins and just two sses from 15 matches down the years.
The teams’ two league meetings in 2010/11 (when Aces were last in the top flight) saw the Durban side win 4-0 at home, while the Mpumalanga side gained some revenge with a 1-0 victory in the return game.Share