The Premier Soccer League (PSL)’s hopes of resuming the current Absa Premiership campaign were recently boosted.
AmaZulu FC and the other 15 PSL clubs were given the go-ahead to resume training under Level 3 of the lockdown which commenced on Monday.
Usuthu were left with six matches in the Absa Premiership before the current campaign was suspended indefinitely in mid-March 2020.
We take a look at the six crucial games as Usuthu looks to retain their status in the South African top-flight league:
AmaZulu were scheduled to host to Baroka on March 21 having secured a 1-0 win over Bakgaga Ba Mphahlele in the first-round clash in Polokwane.
Usuthu have never lost to Baroka at home in the elite league having registered a draw and a victory.
An away encounter against former PSL champions Bidvest Wits would have followed on April 4.
Usuthu would have been looking to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered against Wits in the first round match in Durban.
AmaZulu were set to welcome Bloemfontein Celtic in Durban on April 11 as they looked to complete a double over Lehlohonolo Seema’s side.
Two goals from Butholezwe Ncube and Bonginkosi Ntuli helped Usuthu secure a 2-1 win over Celtic in the first round game in Bloemfontein.
Another home encounter against Black Leopards would have followed on April 26 with the two teams having played to a goalless draw in the first round.
AmaZulu are undefeated in their last two home games against Lidoda Duvha in the top flight league having recorded a win and a draw.
Usuthu’s penultimate match of the season would have been against PSL debutants Stellenbosch FC in the Western Cape on May 06.
The first round clash ended in a 2-0 win in favour of AmaZulu courtesy of Bonginkosi Ntuli’s brace in Durban.
AmaZulu were scheduled to host Highlands Park in their final match of the season on May 9.
Usuthu would have been looking to end the season with a victory against the Lions of the North, who won 2-1 in the first round encounter in Tembisa.Share