Absa Premiership

Papic prepares to face Usuthu

2014-09-12 08:26
Kosta Papic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Polokwane City's new coach Kosta Papic will be hoping to pick up all three points when his side host bottom of the log AmaZulu on Saturday.

AmaZulu travel to the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium for the clash with coach Craig Rosslee's job hanging in the balance. 

Rosslee's side have just two points from their first five games but a win away in Polokwane will go a long way to ease the pressure off the coach. 

It may not be such a tough job as Polokwane City have yet to pick up a point from a home match so far this season.

After winning their first game of the season, Rise and Shine have now lost four on the trot including a 3-0 loss at the hands of Orlando Pirates in their last outing.

It does not get easier for new coach Kosta Papic as his side's next three league opponents are Mamelodi Sundowns (home), Bloemfontein Celtic and Bidvest Wits (both away), which makes this clash a crucial one.

Papic takes over the reigns at Polokwane City with the side placed in second last on the log. Their visitors on Saturday are also under severe pressure early on in the season, Usuthu suffered a third defeat of the season when they were beaten 2-0 by Mamelodi Sundowns in their last outing.

The Durban side have picked up just one point from a possible nine in their three away matches thus far but the club continue to publicly back thee coach and have denied the rumours that Craig Rosslee is the next PSL coach facing the sack.

AmaZulu's next three league opponents are Bidvest Wits (away), Chippa United (home) and Free State Stars (away).

In head-to-head stats, Polokwane and AmaZulu have met in just two previous league matches, that being last season where AmaZulu managed to gain the upper hand collecting four points from the two games.

Kick-off is scheduled for 18:00 on Saturday, September 13.

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