Highlands take aim at bottom-of-the-log AmaZulu

Highlands take aim at bottom-of-the-log AmaZulu
Nhlanhla Vilakazi of AmaZulu challenged by Rodney Ramagalela of Polokwane City during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between AmaZulu and Polokwane City at King Zwelithini Stadium, Durban on 11 November 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Nov 27, 2018. 10:58

Highlands Park will target all three points when they host AmaZulu for an Absa Premiership clash at Makhulong Stadium on 27 November 2018, kick-off at 19h30.

Highlands played to a sixth draw from 10 league matches when they held Maritzburg United 2-2 away on November 9. The Tembisa-based side twice came from behind to secure a valuable point.

The Lions of the North are unbeaten at home this season, with two wins and two draws from four matches as hosts. Their last home game brought a 2-1 win over Chippa United in early October.

AmaZulu saw their winless run in the league extended to seven matches when they were held 0-0 at home by Polokwane City on November 11. The Durban side’s last victory was in mid-August.

Usuthu have suffered four defeats from as many away matches this season, with their last outing on the road ending in a 3-0 loss at Cape Town City.

This will be the first top-flight league meeting of Highlands Park and AmaZulu.

Highlands’ line-up from their 2-2 draw with Maritzburg on November 9: Kapini, Sibande, Msimango, Mokoena, Ramoraka, Mvala, Mbatha, Haoseb, Makudubela (Seema 63’), Shalulile (Motlafi 90’), Ndoro (Sekola 72’).

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 0-0 draw with Polokwane on November 11: Mbatha, Sikhakhane, Gumede, Silawula, van Heerden, Sithebe (Karuru 70’), Vilakazi (Ncube 35’), Morton, Nomvethe (Ncobeni 61’), Tade, Ntuli.





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