Cape Town - Stellenbosch FC coach Steve Barker
believes his charges are well prepared to take on his former employers
AmaZulu in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday night.
Barker coached Usuthu between 2014 and 2016 and is looking forward to
the challenge of beating them at their home ground in Umlazi, Durban.
Stellenbosch made a slow start to their league campaign but have
recently found some form. They are unbeaten in their last four
Premiership games and have won two in a row.
"Look, AmaZulu are always tough nuts to crack on their home ground.
They also have a top-class finisher in Bongi Ntuli who I know from my
days with the club," said Barker.
"We brought him in from Mamelodi Sundowns on loan and at a time when
we were fighting to hold onto our top-tier status and he scored six
goals in 12 games to help our cause.
"Now this season he's netted all of their five goals, so a big threat
for us at the back and I've told my defenders to keep an eye on him
when he's got the ball anywhere close to our final third.
"But we have come on in leaps and bounds as shown by our four-game
unbeaten run and two clean sheets in a row. The lads have been working
hard, they're all pulling for one another, they all know this is a big
game in terms of our goal which is to cement our place in the division,
so we feel good about our chances.
"The win over Orlando Pirates last time out was massive for us, we showed we are a side that can hold its own."
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