AMAZULU AIMING FOR A WIN AGAINST ROYALS
By: Nhlanhla Ndlovu
Amazulu FC will settle for nothing less than a win against Tembu Royal on Wednesday at the King Zwelithini Stadium in the Nedbank Cup last 16 clash, the according to coach Graig Roslee in a media open day at the Moses Mabhida outer field on Monday.
Although Amazulu started a season with poor results and are still trying to escape the relegation threatening zone, they played a nil all draw against struggling Supersport United on Wednesday.
Usuthu are currently sitting 15th on the log after 19 games and they will look to progress to the next stage in the cup competition.
Roslee said they are prepared for the game against Vodacom league’s side Tembu Royals and the cup is important to them as it will add value to the league performance and give most players a chance to play.
Usuthu will be looking to avoid the disgrace of being knocked out by an amateur side as it happened with Orlando Pirates who lost 4-1 against Maluti FET College on Saturday at Charles Mopeli Stadium.
Roslee also said that techniclly and mentally, they are ready to fac Tembu Royal and prepared very well for the game.
“We know that they are one or two experienced players inside. From a training point of view, mentally and technical point of view, we are ready,” added Roslee, who also mentioned that they will not underestimate Royal.
Beside two of their players, Philane Zwane who has just came back from the injury and their target man Ayanda Dlamini who is on suspension due to cards obtained in the previous games, all other players will be available for the game on Wednesday. Bongani Ndulula and Sifiso Vilakazi are expected to be featured in the starting 11 as Usuthu is still struggling in front of goals.