In the Absa premier League the AmaZulu FC is set to take on Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Tuesday.
Kick-off is at 7:30 pm CAT.
Usuthu recorded their second successive league defeat when they succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Polokwane City away over a week ago.
As a result, they are placed 16th on the league standings without a single point having played two matches in the 2019/20 campaign.
However, AmaZulu’s attacking midfielder Siyethembe Sithebe remains confident that they can secure their first win of the season against Pirates.
“We all know that Orlando Pirates are a team that likes to run, they move a lot, we will have to catch them on the counter-attack and exploit the spaces between the midfielders,’’ Sithebe said.
‘’I’d say that we still have time to catch up and gain points, we have to keep working hard to win the upcoming games because the league is very unpredictable.”
Meanwhile, Pirates registered their third consecutive defeat across all competitions when they lost 1-0 to Highlands Park at home in the 2019 MTN8 quarterfinal match over the weekend.
Bucs’ 3-0 defeat to SuperSport United away last week left them placed ninth on the league standings with three points from two matches in the new season.
Pirates’ caretaker coach Rulani Mokwena, who has replaced Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, says he will work on the players’ confidence ahead of their clash with AmaZulu.
“At this moment we’ve had to do a lot of analysis, use video to improve the team and cover some of the cracks in the interim,” Mokwena said.
“But keep on working to try and improve; work on the players’ confidence because the most important thing is to bounce back and help these players to continue to believe in themselves and believe in the way we have been playing.”