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Amakhosi's shock defeat to Richards Bay still haunts Philani Zulu

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Philani Zulu (Gallo Images)
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Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Philani Zulu says they are determined to bounce back from what he describes as a "saddening" defeat to Richards Bay in the Nedbank Cup.

Amakhosi fell to a humiliating 2-1 loss to the first division outfit at the FNB stadium last weekend in what Gavin Hunt called the most embarrassing defeat in his 27 years as a coach.

Zulu and teammates will now look to put their shock cup exit behind them as they prepare to take on Amazulu in a league clash on Wednesday.

In quotes published on SowetanLIVE, Zulu said: "I mean‚ looking at how we played in the last game [against Richards Bay] and getting knocked out of the Nedbank Cup‚ it was sad‚ it was a saddening thing to go through.

"Now it is up to us to just pick up our feet and look forward to Wednesday to the game against AmaZulu."

Following a goalless draw against high-flying Swallows on Sunday, Usuthu are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run under head coach Benni McCarthy.

Amazulu sit seventh on the DStv Premiership standings, two places above Chiefs, and Zulu knows Amakhosi will need to be on top of their game.

The midfielder added: "It is going to be a different ball game because they have more confidence now‚ they play well as a team going forward‚ they can keep the ball.

"I mean they are a very structured team and they are even more offensive than they were before.

"So, it is up to us to bring our A-game just as much as they are going to be on top. So, we have to match them in every way, and we are very much prepared."

- TEAMtalk media

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