Absa Premiership Preview: Supersport United vs AmaZulu
Supersport United will hope to continue their great run in the league when they collide with AmaZulu in the Absa Premiership encounter at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on Tuesday night, kickoff at 19:30 CAT.
Matsatsantsa A Pitori started the year in style after beating provincial rivals Orlando Pirates 2-1 away from home to move to fourth spot on the log, while Usuthu didn’t have the bad of the starts after coming back from 1-0 down to draw level and not drop all points at home to Orlando Pirates.
The result was not bad as AmaZulu won 1-0 against Orlando Pirates away from home in the corresponding fixture in the begging of the season. Usuthu are seventh on the log with 21 points from 16 matches.
AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee, says Supersport United are a great side and they are strong but since they had good game against the in the first round in Durban when they match ended 1-1, he believes they will display a good performance again.
“Superpost United is another strong team that is currently sitting and around top four of the table and they would like to cement their place in the top four.” The former Orlando Pirates mentor told the club official website
“But, we did extremely well against them in the first round and we should have won that match. We are going to their home ground with confidence and we aim to upset them.
AmaZulu will still be missing their goalkeeper and permanent captain Tapiwa Kapini through injury and Namibian international Sadney Urikhob while Ruzaigh Gamaldine might be face a late fitness test to determine whether he will feature for the Usuthu or not.
Supersport United are injury free except for the Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gymah, who used crutches to walk after picking up an injury against Orlando Pirates in their last outing. But his coach Cavin Johnson has confirmed that the injury is not serious as it may have looked.
“Edwin picked up a knock after a clumsy challenge from one of Pirates players but he is not bad and he might be in line to play against AmaZulu on Tuesday but I wait wait to hear from our medical team if he should play or not,” he said.
If Edwin Gymah doesn’t make it for the tie, he is likely to be replaced by youngster Morne Nel, who came and replaced him the match against Orlando Pirates.