Usuthu await high-flying Birds


AmaZulu will look to register their first home win of the season when they host Moroka Swallows at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 14 September 2013, kick-off at 18h00.

Usuthu bounced back from the 2-1 home loss to Mpumalanga Black Aces by beating Ajax Cape Town by the same margin away from home.

Craig Rosslee’s men have now won both of their encounters played on the road and will now look for a strong performance in front of the faithful home supporters.

“We take all games seriously, at home and away, but I must say it’s always a plus to dominate in our own home ground and in front of the fans who come out week in and week out to support us,” said midfielder Njabulo Manqana.

“We would like the fans to come out in numbers because their encouragement means a lot to us; we’ll try to reward them by playing quality football and most importantly, winning games.

“There’s a positive vibe within the squad and we want to keep this good felling throughout the season.”

The clash against Swallows will be followed by tough encounters against Bidvest Wits (away), SuperSport United (home) and Mamelodi Sundowns (away).

Usuthu are placed fourth on the Absa Premiership log with six points from three matches.

Swallows come into this clash having beaten Mpumalanga Black Aces 3-2 at home in their most recent league outing and are currently one of five unbeaten sides in the league.

The Soweto side’s previous away match was a 1-1 draw at champions Kaizer Chiefs.

Their next three league opponents are SuperSport United (away), Maritzburg United (home) and Bloemfontein Celtic (away).

The Birds are placed third on the Absa Premiership table with seven points from three matches.

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Swallows have met in 48 league matches since 1985.

The Birds have claimed 18 wins compared to 13 for Usuthu, while 17 matches have been drawn.

AmaZulu’s home record against Swallows reads: P24 W8 D8 L8 GF28 GA29.

Last season Usuthu did a league ‘double’ over the Birds, winning 2-1 in both Durban and Soweto.

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One comment on “Usuthu await high-flying Birds
  1. Sir Jeph says:

    We hope Craig will be able to stop Swallows in the middle field, maybe starting with two out strikers can help us suffocate the Birds.

    Heeee be u Suthu

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