Cape Town - AmaZulu
coach Steve Barker is hopeful his side can take advantage of any uncertainty in
the Kaizer Chiefs camp when the sides lock horns at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on
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Usuthu have produced some inspired displays over the past
few weeks, with three wins and two draws in their last five outings leaving
them just two points from safety after having spent almost the entire campaign
at the bottom of the standings.
In contrast, Amakhosi's glittering form from last year is
quickly dissipating, having seen their Premiership lead cut down to just eight
points while they were also dumped out of the Nedbank Cup and CAF Champions
And, with plenty riding on this week's KwaZulu-Natal
encounter, Barker is hoping his side can once again step up to the plate and
kick Chiefs while they're down.
"Chiefs are not an easy team and they are now getting
pressure from teams behind them," the coach told AmaZulu's official
"We must focus on our strengths and take our
He continued: "I think we have done well when it comes
to set pieces and I am sure we can still improve from there.
"We have become a team that is better known for the set
pieces and so have Chiefs."