AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy says his side are a transformed unit from the one he took over upon joining the Premiership club.
Usuthu have seen a massive upturn in fortunes under McCarthy, and the club head into their Nedbank Cup round of 32 clash with Golden Arrows on Saturday on the back of a three-match winning run, and five unbeaten.
The last time these two sides faced each other in December, Arrows ran out 2-0 winners, with McCarthy watching the game from the stands.
Speaking ahead of the clash, the former Cape Town City boss said: "When I joined the club and watched them against Arrows, I was worried from what I saw.
"I didn't see any commitment from my club like what they are doing now. I didn't see a lot of qualities that the team is showing now.
"But since then the team has vastly improved, they changed a lot. They are more competitive, and they believe in themselves more.
"Arrows are going to be up against a completely different AmaZulu team who fight till the end, and we won’t make it easy for them."
- TEAMtalk media