AmaZulu look to build on big win

AmaZulu look to build on big win
Siyethemba Sithebe of AmaZulu challenged by Lebohang Maboe of Mamelodi Sundowns during the the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Johannesburg on 29 January 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Friday Feb 08, 2019. 08:09

AmaZulu will look to build momentum in the Absa Premiership when they host Cape Town City at King Zwelithini Stadium on 9 February 2019, kick-off at 20h15.

AmaZulu claimed one of the biggest wins of the season when they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 away on January 29, with an own goal from Tebogo Langerman and a strike from Ovidy Karuru. It was the Brazilians’ first league loss of the campaign.

Usuthu have claimed 17 points from 10 home matches this season, with their last result as hosts a 3-2 loss to Kaizer Chiefs last month.

City claimed a second successive league win when they edged Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 away from home on January 30. The Cape side has picked up 13 points from the last 15 up for grabs.

The Citizens have claimed 12 points from eight away matches this season, while they have won three of their last four games on the road.

In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and City have met in three previous top-flight league matches. The Citizens have claimed two wins compared to one for Usuthu. The Durban’s side only previous home match in the rivalry was a 1-0 win in the second half of the 2017/18 season.

When the teams met earlier in this campaign, at the Cape Town Stadium in late October 2018, City claimed a 3-0 home win thanks to goals from Taariq Fielies, Siphelele Mthembu and Thabo Nodada.

AmaZulu’s line-up from their 2-0 win over Sundowns on January 29: Mbatha, M. Gumede, Sikhakhane, P. Gumede, Nyongo, Morton (Maduna 76’), Darpoh, Sithebe, Ncobeni (Ouro-Akoriko 73’), Karuru, Ntuli (Tade 73’).

City’s line-up from their 1-0 win over Chiefs on January 30: Leeuwenburgh, Mkhize, Cupido, Mngonyama, Kewuti, Mokeke, Modise (Edmilson 46’), Nodada, Links, Mthembu (Erasmus 9’ [Seedat 76’]), Martin.

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