Absa Premiership

AmaZulu ready for Ajax showdown

2018-04-03 11:43
Cavin Johnson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - AmaZulu head coach Cavin Johnson has described Tuesday's Absa Premiership showdown with Ajax Cape Town at the King Zwelithini Stadium as a relegation 15-pointer.

The Urban Warriors are 15th in the table, but only four points behind Usuthu and three behind a whole host of clubs that are still within reach.

With six matches left to play, the battle to beat the drop is set to go right down to the wire, starting with the crunch encounter in Durban.

"Six pointer? No, I think six is an underestimation. It's more like a 15-pointer for me," Johnson said ahead of the match.

"I believe the more effort we put into this game, the better it will be for us. The fact that they are coming to our home ground means that it's not going to be easy for them.

"We know we need to go out there and do our best to get three points."

The international break, which saw Johnson's side last play in mid-March, means they have gained a few players after injury.

Siyabonga Mbatha and Thembela Sikhakhane are back from injury, but Sammy Darpoh is out.

For Ajax, who remarkably played only once in March, they will be without Tendai Ndoro as SAFA have ordered the striker to stop playing immediately following an arbitration hearing last week.

Kick-off is at 19:30.

 

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Highlands Park v AmaZulu, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Cape Town City v Kaizer Chiefs, Newlands Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Baroka FC v SuperSport United, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:03
Wits v Stellenbosch, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Black Leopards, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Golden Arrows v AmaZulu, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v Polokwane City, FNB Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Cape Town City, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
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