Absa Premiership

Preview: AmaZulu v Black Aces

2014-12-05 11:35
Steve Barker (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Ayanda Dlamini, Larry Horaeb and Carlington Nyadombo are all available for a rejuvenated AmaZulu ahead of their Premiership clash against Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu on Saturday.

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Nyadombo missed Tuesday's 2-1 win over the University of Pretoria - Usuthu's first victory of 2014/15 - due to concussion, while Dlamini and Horaeb were laid low by long-term injuries.

However, John Aruwah and Marc van Heerden are still some way off from playing for the league's bottom club.

Coach Steve Barker, who made his AmaZulu debut against his former club last week, hopes his team can build on their lone success of the season, but knows the pitfalls of letting a win get to their heads.

"It's only one win and there's a long way to go," he said.

The tactician will be up against his uncle, Clive Barker, who oversees a Black Aces side who are far more comfortable on the road than they are in Mbombela.

Barker added: "They are a good team, especially when you allow them to play their type of football. They move the ball around very well and they keep possession very well. If we allow them to play like that, we will be asking for trouble."

AmaZayoni, who are unbeaten on the road, are currently eighth on the table.

They will be without the suspended Edwin Gyimah, but Abia Nale and Mabhuti Khenyeza could return after missing the 2-2 midweek draw at Chippa United due to minor knocks.

Valery Nahayo and Dennis Masina are long-term injuries.


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