AmaZulu target SuperSport scalp

Pablo Franco, coach of AmaZulu reacts during the DStv Premiership 2023/24 match between Royal AM and AmaZulu at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg on 05 August 2023 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC will play host to SuperSport United in a DStv Premiership match to be played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 5:30 pm CAT.

Usuthu began their 2023/24 campaign with a 0-0 draw against one of their KwaZulu-Natal rivals, Royal AM at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday.

AmaZulu head coach Pablo Franco Martin is content with his squad as he looks to mastermind the Durban side’s first win of the season.

“We will keep playing with these guys I’m really happy with them [the AmaZulu players], with their commitment and effort,” Franco Martin said. 

“You know in the end all coaches in the world want more and more players. We are never happy with what we want. 

“This is the mentality I have and I’m sure the rest of my colleagues in the league also have.”

AmaZulu have no suspension concerns having been boosted by the availability of Celimpilo Ngema who served his one-match suspension against Royal AM.

Meanwhile, SuperSport got off to the perfect start in the current season as they emerged as 2-0 winners over Richards Bay at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

Matsatsantsa head coach Gavin Hunt discussed Shandre Campbell who was named Man of the Match following their match against Richards Bay.

“I saw him last year, I watched him the whole of last year. He’s got a lot to do still but he’s definitely got ability,” Hunt said.

“I mean let’s judge people over a period of time, not over one game or two games. In South Africa, we have one good game and then… Let’s judge him over a season or two or three. 

“Good start for the kid yeah, should have scored in the first half. His work rate is good. He kept the shape. “As I said he hasn’t trained with us for two weeks, which is a problem for me but what can I do, he’s at school.”

SuperSport also doesn’t have any suspension worries coming into their encounter against Usuthu.

Head-to-Head

LAST 10 LEAGUE RESULTS

Season Result Scorers

2018/19 SuperSport 1-0 AmaZulu Rusike
2018/19 AmaZulu 2-0 SuperSport Ntuli, Ntsundwana
2019/20 SuperSport 1-0 AmaZulu Modiba (pen)
2019/20 AmaZulu 0-2 SuperSport Rusike, Grobler
2020/21 SuperSport 1-1 AmaZulu Grobler (pen); Mthembu
2020/21 AmaZulu 1-0 SuperSport Mthembu
2021/22 AmaZulu 0-0 SuperSport
2021/22 SuperSport 2-0 AmaZulu Donn, Rayners
2022/23 AmaZulu 2-1 SuperSport Mhango, Ntuli; Maseko
2022/23 SuperSport 2-1 AmaZulu Maseko, Lungu; Ntuli

LEAGUE RECORD (since 1990)

Home

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AmaZulu 27 13 6 8 41 34
SuperSport 25 16 5 4 41 17

Away

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AmaZulu 25 4 5 16 17 41
SuperSport 27 8 6 13 34 41

Total

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AmaZulu 52 17 11 24 58 75
SuperSport 52 24 11 17 75 58

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