AmaZulu FC head coach Brandon Truter has urged his charges to show arrogance and self-belief when they face Cape Town City on Saturday.
Usuthu will be away to the Citizens in an MTN8 quarter-final match at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town with a spot in the two-legged semi-finals at stake.
Truter’s side is coming into this encounter wounded after losing 1-0 to Lamontville Golden Arrows in a DStv Premiership match on Wednesday.
“Coming into this MTN8 match against Cape Town City, we have to get on with it, we can’t be licking our wounds,” Truter said.
“We are playing 48 hours after a result like that [against Arrows]. There are some lessons to be learned from our league games. This is a cup game, so it is a once-off.
“We are going to Cape Town we have to field our best available 11 and get on with it. Playing Cape Town City in Cape Town won’t be an easy task.”
Truter pointed out that Usuthu want to do well in the MTN8 with the team looking to go all the way and win the lucrative tournament which has an R8 million prize money.
“We have to go there with a bit of arrogance and self-belief that we can get the result,” the Cape Town-born tactician continued.
“They have had one extra day to rest, it means a lot. We can’t focus on what happened last night in the league [against Arrows].
“Coming into this game it is a cup we want to do well in, so we will give it our best.”
The match between AmaZulu and City will kick off at 15h00 CAT.