AmaZulu will look to keep up their outstanding form when they welcome Stellenbosch FC for a DStv Premiership clash at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on the afternoon of Saturday 25 November 2023.
Kick-off is at 3.30pm CAT.
AmaZulu have put together a five-game unbeaten run across all competitions and ended their work before the November international break with back-to-back wins over local rivals Golden Arrows.
The first was a 3-0 home triumph (featuring a hat-trick from Sede Dion Junior) which earned Usuthu a spot in the semifinals of the Carling Knockout, while the second was an emotional 3-1 away triumph (featuring a hat-trick from Augustine Kwem) which was dedicated the memory of the late Bonginkosi Ntuli and lifted the club to eighth place on the DStv Premiership table.
“The character of this team is amazing… they [AmaZulu players] fought very hard for the badge and for their teammate [Ntuli]. It’s just unbelievable how this team fights,” said coach Pablo Franco.
Stellenbosch, however, are also in fine form: the Cape side have put together a five-game unbeaten run of their own, and have also booked a spot in the Carling Knockout semis.
The Maroons were last in action with a 0-0 draw away to Chippa United, breaking a run of four straight wins and leaving them in 11th place on the log – just one point behind AmaZulu, having played the same number of league matches.
In head-to-head stats, AmaZulu and Stellenbosch have met in eight league matches dating back as far as 2019-20. Usuthu have claimed four wins compared to one for the Cape side, while three games have been drawn.
The teams each claimed a home victory over the other in last season’s league meetings, with AmaZulu winning 1-0 in Durban in October 2022, while the return game in Stellenbosch in March 2023 ended 2-0 in favour of the Maroons.