DURBAN - AmaZulu and Maritzburg United are taking aim at the Absa Premiership title challengers, Mamelodi Sundowns and Wits respectively.
Usuthu will face Masandawana at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Sunday at 3pm while the Team of Choice welcome Bidvest Wits to Pietermaritzburg tomorrow at 6pm. Sundowns are the reigning champions of the Absa Premiership and Wits won the championship in 2016/17.
Mhlengi Cele of Usuthu wants his side to keep their 100% record intact at home. “We are still unbeaten at home this season. We want to protect our home record," Cele said. Usuthu have collected six points out of the possible six at home. They are yet to collect points on the road.
In their last game they were dismantled 3-0 at Wits. Sundowns might be low on confidence having crashed out of the MTN8 and the Caf Champions League group stages. "We know it won’t be easy because Sundowns also want to bounce back from their previous bad results,” Cele explained.
Sundowns have five points. Their only win came at the expense of Polokwane City away from home. Maritzburg's new man, Yannick Zakri, is looking to get off to a winning start. Zakri is on loan from Sundowns until the end of the season.
“I’m ready for the game. I want to win. I don’t want to focus on other things. It is not easy to play against Wits. It will be tough. We have to fight hard,” said Zakri. The Team of Choice are winless in all competitions. Wits are flying high on top of the table.