Absa Premiership

Hlanti ready to dodge Arrows

2015-01-19 15:18
Sifiso Hlanti

Cape Town - AmaZulu defender Sifiso Hlanti is excited by the prospect of playing against Golden Arrows in the first round of the Nedbank Cup later this year.

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Usuthu were drawn with Abafana Bes'thende last week and Hlanti is particularly excited by the fact that this will be a KwaZulu-Natal derby, primarily because the local football fans will be served a treat.

"What can be said? A derby is always exciting for everyone, especially the supporters. The stadium should be full and the fans happy," Hlanti told his club’s website.

Golden Arrows are currently second in the National First Division standings, as they have been defeated just twice this season. The football fraternity knows that they are not to be trifled with and Hlanti is well aware of just how dangerous they can be during a cup fixture. Nothing will be taken for granted ahead of this fixture.

"At the end of the 90 minutes or more than that, there has to be a winner. For us as players it won’t be easy. We have to fight for it," said Hlanti.

While doing well in the Nedbank Cup will be great for AmaZulu, the focus has not shifted away from the Premiership, where the battle for survival has intensified. 

"Apart from this competition we’re also focused on surviving in the league because we need to move from where we are. But we have to look forward to this challenge against Arrows," said Hlanti.

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