Usuthu look to put Chiefs to the sword

AmaZulu players during a training session

AmaZulu FC are set to travel to the FNB Stadium where they are scheduled to face Kaizer Chiefs in a DStv Premiership match on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 5:30 pm CAT.

Usuthu claimed a morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Cape Town City in an MTN8 quarter-final encounter in extra-time in the Mother City last weekend. 

Before that, the KwaZulu-Natal giants had recorded their first defeat of the season – a 1-0 loss to Lamontville Golden Arrows at home in a league game last week.

AmaZulu find themselves placed third on the DStv Premiership standings with 10 points from five matches and they will return to the top of the table if they overcome Chiefs and the other results go their way. 

Meanwhile, Chiefs claimed a 4-3 win over Stellenbosch FC on penalties following a 1-1 draw in regulation time in an MTN8 quarter-final match away last weekend.

Prior to that, the Soweto giants had suffered a 2-0 defeat to Cape Town City away in a league encounter last week and it was their third defeat of the season.

Chiefs are currently placed ninth on the league standings with six points from five matches and a victory over AmaZulu will elevate the team into the top eight if other results go their away.

Last season, matches between AmaZulu and Chiefs failed to produce a winner as they drew 1-1 in Durban, before drawing 1-1 in Johannesburg. 

Head-to-Head

LAST 10 LEAGUE RESULTS

Season Result Scorers

2017/18 AmaZulu 0-0 Chiefs
2017/18 Chiefs 0-0 AmaZulu
2018/19 Chiefs 2-0 AmaZulu Mphahlele, Ngezana
2018/19 AmaZulu 2-3 Chiefs Karuru, van Heerden; van Heerden (og), Parker, Katsande
2019/20 AmaZulu 0-2 Chiefs Castro, Billiat
2019/20 Chiefs 0-1 AmaZulu Ntuli
2020/21 AmaZulu 0-1 Chiefs Nurkovic
2020/21 Chiefs 1-2 AmaZulu Castro (pen); Mulenga, Majoro
2021/22 AmaZulu 1-1 Chiefs Memela; Dolly (pen)
2021/22 Chiefs 1-1 AmaZulu Buchanan (og); Ntuli

LEAGUE RECORD (since 1985)

Home

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Chiefs 32 21 7 4 56 18
AmaZulu 30 5 9 16 29 50

Away

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Chiefs 30 16 9 5 50 29
AmaZulu 32 4 7 21 18 56

Total

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Chiefs 62 37 16 9 106 47
AmaZulu 62 9 16 37 47 106