Usuthu will call upon the experience of some its senior players like Nhlanhla Vilakazi when they take on bitter rivals Lamontville Golden Arrows in the Absa Premiership on 14 September 2019 at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium. Kickoff is at 15:00
The 32 year old man who has turned out for all three of KZN’s premier division outfits has told the club website, that facing their next door neighbours at this time of season where every point and goal gathered counts like gold, is the mother of all motivation in order to overturn their concerning early start to the season.
‘’We are working hard as a team and I believe that we have been displaying good football, it’s only a matter of time before we bear the fruits of our work.’’
‘’It’s just that luck hasn’t yet been on our side, but I believe that we will improve and start winning games like we are supposed to.”
“It’s a derby so naturally both teams would like to have bragging rights so it should be an enticing encounter.”
‘’We are all looking forward to the game, a win against Golden Arrows will be a positive boost for the team.’’
‘’It’s very important that we collect as many points as possible early into the season, as the second half of the season becomes very tough so it’s important to go into the second round feeling confident.’’ he concluded.
Abafana Bes’thende lie 6th on the log while Usuthu will be hoping to bring out a strong display on par with last year’s two league fixtures against the Steve Khompela managed side in order to inspire their ascension from bottom of the log.
Cavin Johnson’s side has been heavily affected by crucial injuries in his squad with the likes of Vilakazi’s midfield partners, Butholezwe Ncube, Michael Morton, Sbusiso Magaqa and Sphesihle Maduna missing out in more than two of the four league matches for AmaZulu this season.Share