Fully-fit AmaZulu to take on Hunt’s Wits

2013-09-17 00:00

FIXTURES are now coming thick and fast, and AmaZulu will play their second PSL match in four days when they visit Bidvest Stadium for a date with Gavin Hunt’s Wits tonight.

Usuthu travelled to Johannesburg yesterday afternoon with much of the same squad that triumphed over an enterprising Moroka Swallows outfit at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night.

Coach Craig Rosslee will be concerned over the possibilities of fatigue setting in amongst some of his players, but he is fortunate to have a fully fit squad with the exception of Namibian midfielder Sadney Urikhob, who continues to recover from a spider bite.

With log leaders SuperSport United not in action until tomorrow night when they host Swallows, AmaZulu will go top of the PSL log if they can upset the odds and come away with three points tonight. But Rosslee is not getting carried away, and he knows that the season is a long one.

“I think we have to carry on going about our business quietly, that is very important,” he told the PSL official website this week. “We don’t want to make too much of a hoo or a haa. We need to keep our heads down, be humble and play football.”

But no side that is shaking up the top of the PSL table can stay under the radar for long, and with Wits considered one of the pre-season title contenders by many critics, victory for AmaZulu tonight would turn them into a side who command attention.

Rosslee will try and control the game, using Kulegani Madondo in midfield to dictate pace and tempo while keeping a hold of the ball for long periods. This is the Craig Rosslee way, and it has the potential to be a far more entertaining brand of football than sitting back and trying to hit sides on the counter-attack.

“We’re still gelling and we’re still a work in progress,” added Rosslee.

“Even though we’re still trying to find our feet, it’s good to see us stringing results together.

“We can only get better.”

And if the coach is right, then there is reason for optimism at Moses Mabhida this season.

Golden Arrows are in action tomorrow night when they host Free State Stars at King Zwelithini Stadium. Manqoba Mngqithi’s side have their tails up after registering their first win of the campaign — a 2-1 win over Polokwane City — on Sunday.

Tonight’s match kicks off at 7.30 pm and will not be televised.

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