Absa Premiership

CT City ready to put pressure on Bucs, Downs and Wits

2019-02-08 14:43
Teko Modise (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City will look to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier Soccer League when they travel to AmaZulu on Saturday.

The Citizens have been good on the road this season, picking up 12 points from eight away games.

Also, Benni McCarthy’s charges arrive at King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium on a six game unbeaten streak, with four wins and two draws. The run has taken them to fourth on the PSL table, just two points behind Orlando Pirates.

However, Usuthu are coming off their biggest victory of their season, defeating tearaways Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 last week Tuesday.

Granted, AmaZulu benefitted from an own goal in the first half, but they made sure of the result with a strike from Zimbabwean Ovidy Karuru.

Karuru’s partnership with Bongi Ntuli - who has six goals to his name already this season - will be key if Usuthu are to break the organised City defence and avenge the 3-0 loss they suffered in Cape Town in October.

For the visitors, Bafana Bafana veteran Teko Modise remains a key player in the engine room, along with midfield partner Thabo Nodada who has provided three assists this season.

Club owner John Comitis told the Cape Times that it's still early doors in the title race and City must focus on negotiating AmaZulu first.

"Yes, we’ve been playing well and we’re up there with the big boys, but there are 12 games left and we still have to play the teams above us, so it’s too early to talk about our chances of challenging for the silverware," said Comitis.

"I would like to see us first get into the top three, hold that position, then see how things unfold when we take on Wits, Sundowns twice and Orlando Pirates, these being the sides ahead of us.

"For now the focus is on AmaZulu, a side that is tough to beat on their field and on the up judging by what they did to Sundowns."

Kick-off is at 20:15.

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