AmaZulu will host a struggling Polokwane City side at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday evening
Van Heerden, Nyadombo, Teyise, Anwuah
Manqana, G. Dlamini, Madondo, Horaeb
A. Dlamini, Ndulula
Tshilo, Mbhele, Mngqibisa, Mdluli
Jembule, Rakhale, Lichaba, Mthimkulu
AmaZulu got their first win after four matches in their previous match, when they convincingly beat Maritzburg United 3-1. Kurt Lentjies got the opening goal for The Team of Choice from the spot kick, before Goodman Dlamini leveled the scores and Bongani Ndulula finding the back of the net twice to secure the victory.
Midfield sensation Ruzaigh Gamildien finally made his debut for AmaZulu in the match against Maritzburg, after he had moved away from Bloemfontein Celtic to Usuthu. Gamildien had spent three seasons with Celtic and was pivotal in their midfield. He did not seem to be part of Ernst Middendorp’s plans going forward and opted for the move.
Craig Rosslee’s men last victory at home was last month against The Urban Warriors, when they edged the Cape side 1-0 with a late winner by Dlamini. The Durban based outfit are currently in ninth position with 31 points from 23 matches. With the points difference at the mid-table being extremely tight, a win for Usuthu could boost them to fifth place depending on the outcome of the other matches taking place.
Polokwane City are in a dangerous position as they are second from bottom on the PSL table. The Limpopo side has managed to pick up just 19 points, with five wins from their 22 matches. In their previous league encounter they lost 1-0 to Mamelodi Sundowns, with Teko Modise scoring the only goal of the match.
Boebie Solomans side last tasted victory against Orlando Pirates, when Sipho Jembule helped City to a narrow 1-0 win. Polokwane City has lost their last five matches in all competitions, and Solomans will need to play an attacking style of football this evening if they look to secure the much needed three points.
A win for City could shift them up one place on the table and move them out of the relegation zone. With eight games remaining in the league for City, it is still possible for them to survive in the PSL.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- AmaZulu has won just three of their 11 home games
- Usuthu has scored nine goals and conceded 14 at home this campaign
- City conceded the third most goals in the league, 32 goals
- Rise and Shine has not won away from home this campaign
- These two sides played to a 1-1 draw at the beginning of the season