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Reports & Previews

AmaZulu v SuperSport United

AmaZulu will be desperate for a return to winning ways when they welcome SuperSport United to the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Saturday night.

The hosts have failed to win any of their last eight matches and have slowly been sucked into a relegation scrap.

They are presently third bottom and could sink to the bottom of the standings should results go against them over the weekend.

The last time Usuthu won was against Mamelodi Sundowns in October and coach Cavin Johnson admits they need a big result this week.

“Even though results have not been great, I don’t think we’ve been playing too badly,” he said. “But unfortunately in football results are the driving factor and without results you are nothing.

“So we know where we stand. We watched SuperSport in midweek and they look a bit tired. Hopefully we can capitalise on that.”

Matsatsantsa ended a similar run – eight matches without a win – when they overcame Maritzburg United in midweek. It was their second of three successive games in KwaZulu-Natal, with the AmaZulu game rounding off a near-two week stay in the province.

The three points gained in their last game has lifted them up to 11th on the table.

Onismor Bhasera could return from injury, but Thabo Mnyamane, Mandla Masango and Bradley Grobler are all sidelined.

New signing Camaldine Abraw will play some role for Usuthu, but captain Thapelo Nyongo is suspended.