AmaZulu shift focus to Nedbank Cup tie

AmaZulu FC Team Picture during the 2023 Carling Knockout Quarterfinal match between AmaZulu FC and Golden Arrows FC at Moses Machida Stadium in Durban on the 04 November 2023 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu will be going up against Royal AM in the Round of 32 of the Nedbank Cup at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Thursday evening. Kick off is at 19:00 CAT.

The last time the two sides faced each other was in the DStv Premiership, where Usuthu walked away with a 3-0 win against their KZN rivals. 

The team are coming off the back of a disappointing result against Cape Town Spurs and will be looking to bounce back in the Nedbank Cup.

Coach Pablo Franco expressed some concern about the team’s current injuries but his eyes are set on making it to the Round of 16.

“When we reach the last 16 we will be in a better shape and I think we are going to have our chances like we did in the Carling Knockout. If we can convert them, we can go far,” Franco Martin said.

“We will try to do our best and fight for the win. We are trying to be better. If we keep on doing like that, I will be happy,” he added.

“We need to be realistic, AmaZulu is now a better team than a few months ago and this is what we are trying to do. Sometimes results don’t go our way, but we want to keep going with the process of improving this team and the players, which is what we are doing.”


AmaZulu v Royal AM

Head-to-Head (since 2016/17) PREVIOUS CUP MEETINGS

N/A – This will be the first cup meeting of AmaZulu and Royal AM. CUP

RECORD N/A – This will be the first cup meeting of AmaZulu and Royal AM.

ALL LEAGUE RESULTS (top flight only)

Season Result Scorers

2021/22 AmaZulu 0-0 Royal

2021/22 Royal 0-0

AmaZulu 2022/23 Royal 2-0 AmaZulu Sera, Machupu

2022/23 AmaZulu 1-1 Royal Ntuli; Gamildien

2023/24 Royal 0-0 AmaZulu

2023/24 AmaZulu 3-0 Royal Mbanjwa, Kwem 2

OVERALL RECORD (all competitions)


AmaZulu 8 1 5 2 7 8

Royal 8 2 5 1 8 7