Xoki: Massive three points up for grabs in Tshwane

AmaZulu FC central defender Tapelo Xoki says they will be looking to pick up where they left off when they face Mamelodi Sundowns on Sunday.

Usuthu are set to take on Masandawana in the DStv Premiership encounter at the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarter-final venue, Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane.

Coach Ayanda Dlamini’s charges are brimming with confidence after Usuthu secured their first win of the season when they defeated Black Leopards 2-0 in their previous match.

“Even though it’s been some time since we last played it’s very important that we pick up where we left off,” Xoki said.

“We’re going away, it’s different ball game altogether, playing away and playing against a team that we know is competing for the league.

“A team that are champions and a team that is not easy to play against.”

AmaZulu will take on a Sundowns side which has started its title defence with two wins and one draw and they are placed at the top of the league standings.

Xoki made it clear that the KwaZulu-Natal giants are targeting a victory over Masandawana in order to build momentum in the early stages of the season.

“But we have to pick ourselves up and make sure that we get the momentum going because we must try and build on the results we got in the last game,” he continued.

“In every match, we have to have confidence and confidence is a result of good results and a result of good training. So, we have to keep that positive mentality going [in the team].

“It’s a big game and it’s a big three points up for grabs. We know they will want to get the three points, but we also want to get the three points.”

The match between AmaZulu and Sundowns will kick-off at 15h30 CAT on Sunday.

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