Absa Premiership

Preview: AmaZulu v Celtic

2014-10-03 15:11
Bongani Ndulula (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu are treading a tight-rope and the last thing they would like now is an early exit from the Telkom Knockout as they brace themselves to host Bloemfontein Celtic in KwaMashu.

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Under-fire coach Craig Rosslee will again be without winger Nkosinathi Mthiyane and striker Ayanda Dlamini, but will welcome back captain Carlington Nyadombo after he was rested in the last game.

Bongani Ndulula has been firing blanks for his club, but made a strong start to his Bafana Bafana career last month.

And the striker hopes that he can convert his form into goals for club while also resuscitating their half-dead season, which has shown no signs of improvement.

“The fact that the club has not been doing well has not sat very well with me but I hope we show some sort of improvement on the weekend," he said.

"I would love to be able to transfer my Bafana form into something more important for the club but luck has not been on my side but hopefully things will change on Saturday.”

Celtic's sole Premiership victory came against AmaZulu on August 27 through a 2-0 win at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Ndulula said they would love to avenge that defeat but they have the bigger business of sorting out the club's waning fortunes.

He added: “We need to win because that is the only remedy that will help boost our confidence because we have not won a match so far. All we need is that win and everything else will take care of itself.”

Key attackers Frank Mhango and Alfred Ndengane are both suspended for Siwelele, who are also without the injured Keagan Buchanan.

Vuyani Nyatanga is in line to play after scoring four goals in a recent Reserve League game, while Davis Nkausa is also available again after injury.

Usuthu face Celtic on Saturday, October 4 at the Princess Magogo Stadium in the Telkom Knockout.

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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