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'We expect to play a fighting team' - Johnson

AmaZulu FC head coach Cavin Johnson admits he is wary of the threat posed by Orlando Pirates despite their recent struggles and the departure of coach Milutin Sredojevic.

Usuthu lock horns with the Buccaneers at King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium in Durban this evening, having yet to get off the mark after recording back-to-back defeats in the Premiership.

Pirates started the season with a 3-1 triumph over Bloemfontein Celtic, but subsequent results did not go their way.

And, in a further blow to their plans for the campaign, Pirates were left reeling after Sredojevic announced his departure last Friday.

However, Johnson has dismissed the notion that this is the right time to face Pirates.

"There is never a right time to play anyone. Everyone prepares to win," Johnson told reporters.

"We have to fight. We expect to play a fighting team, a running team and one that is very technical."

Refelcting on his own team's results, he added: "We have not started on a good note, we have played good football but we have not got the results.

"The players have done really well; we know it's going to be a tough game tomorrow but it is our home game and we have to be confident."