Cape Town - AmaZulu
coach Steve Barker has promised to field a full strength side for their Nedbank
Cup clash against Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Friday
Read: Barker hoping for cup tonic
Usuthu will be without Mbulelo Mabizela, who was sent off in
the 3-0 loss to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, but Philani Shange and Kulegani
Madondo (both hamstring) are likely to be named in the squad after recovering
The hosts have only registered two wins in all competitions
this season, with one of those being the come-from-behind 3-2 victory against
Phunya Sele Sele in the Telkom Knockout.
Barker said shifting focus from the league to cup has been
easy for his team and all they need is a deep run in this weekend's competition
to help resurrect their faltering season.
"We've got to try and go into the game on Friday and
win the game," he said.
"That is our first and foremost priority. We need to
separate the cup from the league. Tuesday is a big game for us (against
Mamelodi Sundowns) in the league but when you're not winning games, you need to
get something to kick start your season.
"We need to something to happen that will give us the
kick start to go forward and losing a cup game against a local rival is not
Arrows have never lost to AmaZulu in three cup outings. They
only have one injury absentee as Andile Fikizolo is out with a shoulder
Kick-off is at 19:30.