Absa Premiership

AmaZulu hanging on a thread

2015-05-06 08:37
It’s serious business for AmaZulu coach Steve Barker. PHOTO: gallo images

Cape Town - University of Pretoria have reported a clean bill of health ahead of their Premiership encounter against desperate AmaZulu at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday.

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The hosts, who are currently 11th on the table, need at least a point from their final two games to guarantee their top-flight status, although their current tally of 32 is likely to keep them up in any case.

The visitors, meanwhile, are in a dire situation and will be relegated in the capital should they lose and Moroka Swallows, in 15th, win their match against Ajax Cape Town.

The Durbanites are without key defender Mbulelo Mabizela and midfielder Kulegani Madondo due to suspension, while captain Robyn Johannes, who was reportedly in a bust up with team-mate Mbulelo Mabizela following last weekend's defeat to SuperSport United, faces a late fitness test on a knee injury.

Usuthu coach Steve Barker, though, insists they will never give up.

"We have no choice but to go there and win," he said.

"It is probably the biggest four days in this club's history for a long time, so we will be looking to get six points to try and survive.

"I firmly believe if we can get those points, we can do it. I've done all the calculations, so there is a lot to play for."

The two sides have previously met five times in the league, with each holding two wins apiece together with a solitary draw.

Kick-off is at 19:30 on Wednesday, May 06.

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