AmaZulu FC will be targeting an upset against Orlando Pirates in their opening 2020/21 DStv Premiership match at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff at 20h15.
The Durban-based outfit concluded the 2019/20 season just above the relegation zone in 13th place, accumulating 30 points while Pirates finished third with 52 points.
In the last campaign, the Buccaneers took four points off AmaZulu in the league, drawing 0-0 in Durban in August 2019 before a 1-0 win at Orlando Stadium in January 2020.
New AmaZulu signing Siphiwe Tshabalala has stressed the importance of starting well but expects a tough match against Pirates.
“Obviously, we play against Pirates then three days later there’s another game, so it’s going to be a tough season,” said Tshabalala.
“I think the guys are up for it and that’s how we strive to it as players. It’s a challenge to join a team that has been struggling for seven years fighting relegation.”
“It’s a challenge, and I’m up for it. I want to do my best and help the team and I’m looking forward to it,” added the former Kaizer Chiefs man.
Meanwhile, Pirates started the new season with a narrow 1-0 victory over Cape Town City in the MTN8 quarterfinal match which was played last weekend.
“It was not the best game [against CT City], but it’s normal, next week we have a full week to prepare the players for our first league game,” said Pirates head coach Josef Zinnbauer ahead of their clash against Usuthu.
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By FARPost Reporter