The venue move does not bother AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson. Photo: Chris Ricco/backpagePix

DURBAN – AmaZulu are not bothered about the fact that they won’t host Orlando Pirates for their quarterfinal of the Telkom Knockout at their “slaughter house” - the King Zwelithini Stadium - on Saturday.

The game has been moved to Moses Mabhida Stadium due to security concerns.

Opposition teams have struggled to get results in Umlazi with all of Baroka FC, Free State Stars, Maritzburg United, Mamelodi Sundowns, Cape Town City and the self-same Pirates failing to win there.

Such has been Usuthu's good run in Umlazi that they've only failed to score once. They are unbeaten there and have won three and drawn the same number of matches too.

Team manager at AmaZulu, Qedi Dlamini, is confident that the change of venue won’t impact on Usuthu's pursuit of a good cup run.

“The fact that the game is at Moses Mabhida won’t affect us. Obviously we would have loved to have played at King Zwelithini Stadium but we understand why the game was moved. We accepted that on a good faith. 

Mabhida is in Durban and is one of our home grounds.”

Nhlanhla Vilakazi of Amazulu FC during the Absa Premiership match against Cape Town City FC  at Cape Town Stadium in October. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Nhlanhla Vilakazi of Amazulu FC during the Absa Premiership match against Cape Town City FC at Cape Town Stadium in October. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

The Telkom Knockout quarter-finals fixtures are:

Saturday

3pm: Baroka FC v Mamelodi Sundowns, New Peter Mokaba Stadium

6pm: AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates, Moses Mabhida Stadium

8.15pm: Maritzburg United v Wits, Harry Gwala Stadium

Sunday

3pm: Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, Moses Mabhida Stadium


The Mercury

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter