Cape Town - AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson says his team have done their homework ahead of the Nedbank Cup last-16 tie against National First Division outfit Ubuntu FC.
The two teams will clash at the King Zweletini Stadium in Umlazi this Friday.
Usuthu beat Mthatha Bucks in their last cup game but were made to work hard by the Eastern Cape side. The game ended 2-2 with the Durban club eventually progressing by virtue of a 3-0 penalty shootout scoreline.
"We are mindful of the last time we played this competition. I think we took our foot of the pedal and they almost shocked us," Johnson said.
The head coach also assured fans that AmaZulu would not make the same mistakes against Ubuntu.
"We have watched them a few times, maybe three or four times. We are aware that their current American coach has just got his work permit and he will probably be on the bench for the first time. Maybe with him on the bench they could be better or they could be worse," Johnson said.
Ubuntu head into the fixture in high spirits having knocked-out Polokwane City in the previous round. They are also on a three match unbeaten run in the league.
"This team has had good results in their last two of three games but you cant really judge them on that because of the under-23 rule. When you play the Nedbank, all those rules go out the window," Johnson said.
He continued, "We have done our homework. Our players are happy at training and we will be ready for the match."
Kick-off is at 20:00.