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Saturday’s Joint PSL Preview: Struggling Usuthu welcome Matsatsantsa, Ea Lla Koto tackle Team of Choice

4:55 PM MYT 20/01/2018
Cavin Johnson, AmaZulu FC
Usuthu are battling to get wins on the board, while Ea Lla Koto are in good form at the moment

Struggling AmaZulu take on SuperSport United at the King Zwelithini Stadium, eager to turn their thus far dreadful campaign on its head on Saturday.

Usuthu have not won a league game since their shock 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in October and dropped in the relegation squeamish following Bidvest Wits 1-0 win over Celtic on Friday.

They find themselves tied on 15 points with the bottom-place Platinum Stars, despite being two games short of the North West side.

As for Matsatsantsa, they returned to winning ways in midweek against Maritzburg, and will be seeking another victory to get back in the top eight.

Pressure is reportedly on coach Cavin Johnson to change their fortunes, and following the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs striker Camaldine Abraw they will be looking to him to turn their campaign around.

For United, the loss of Jeremy Brockie may have left a huge hole, but for the time being they will have to bank on the scoring exploits of Aubrey Modiba accompanied by Thabo Mnyamane to get them going.

Both sides will be coming in the game with suspensions with Tapelo Nyongo sitting out for the KZN side, while Clayton Daniels for the visitors.

Second-place Free State Stars welcome Maritzburg United, who just hammered Bloemfontein Celtic 4-0, keen to continue their spot behind the leaders Mamelodi Sundowns who they trail by only three points.

They have undoubtedly been the league’s surprise package, which is attributed to arrival of Luc Eymael in the hotseat.

Maritzburg have been punching above their weight as well under Fadlu Davids, and their impressive start to the year is a tribute to this fascinating performances.

They are placed in seventh place on 24 points after 17 matches played, with an impressive 18 goals scored as they boast third best offensive record in the league.