AmaZulu FC will play host to Swallows FC at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in a DStv Premiership match on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 8:00 pm CAT
Usuthu were beaten 2-0 by Stellenbosch FC away on March 17 and the defeat ended their two-match unbeaten run in the league.
The KwaZulu-Natal giants are placed 10th on the DStv Premiership standings – three points behind sixth-placed Richards Bay as the battle to finish in the top eight intensifies.
AmaZulu head coach Romain Folz has stressed the importance of their game against Swallows as the Frenchman looks to mastermind a win.
“We have to win against Swallows. We are now targeting all the points in the remaining matches,” Folz said.
“It is a game that is very important to us just like the other six games. But this one in particular because we play a team that is a little bit difficult and we are not in our best spell of results recently.
“But we understand the importance of the game and we will be there to make sure we give a very good performance.”
Meanwhile, Swallows are also winless in their last two matches having succumbed to a 1-0 loss to Golden Arrows at home on March 17 and it was their second consecutive league defeat.
The Soweto giants are placed 14th on the DStv Premiership standings – three points above the relegation zone and a win over AmaZulu would see Amaswaiswai move further away from the bottom two spots.
Both AmaZulu and Swallows have no suspension concerns coming into this encounter.
LAST 10 LEAGUE RESULTS
Season Result Scorers
2012/13 Swallows 1-2 AmaZulu Chenene; Bhengu, Malongoane
2013/14 AmaZulu 1-0 Swallows Ndulula
2013/14 Swallows 0-0 AmaZulu
2014/15 Swallows 2-1 AmaZulu Mungomeni, Chabangu; G. Dlamini
2014/15 AmaZulu 1-2 Swallows Ndulula; Nomvethe, Cohen
2020/21 Swallows 0-0 AmaZulu
2020/21 AmaZulu 1-0 Swallows Xoki (pen)
2021/22 AmaZulu 0-0 Swallows
2021/22 Swallows 0-1 AmaZulu Maduna
2022/23 Swallows 2-3 AmaZulu Allan 2 (1 pen); Mhango, Mbanjwa (og), Gumede
LEAGUE RECORD (since 1985)
AmaZulu 28 10 9 9 31 31
Swallows 29 11 11 7 38 35
AmaZulu 29 7 11 11 35 38
Swallows 28 9 9 10 31 31
AmaZulu 57 17 20 20 66 69
Swallows 57 20 20 17 69 66