KZN Derby: Both teams itching for kickoff


Golden Arrows will take on AmaZulu at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in what promises to be a cracker of match in the Dstv Premiership on Saturday at 15:00.

Both teams are on form and they are running for the league title, either as underdogs or dark horses.

Benni McCarthy’s Usuthu are second on the log with just one point behind leaders Mamelodi Sundowns while Arrows are on third place, four points behind Usuthu.

McCarthy said that his team is focused and all they do is to work harder to improve.

“For it’s work everyday, we come to work to win, we don’t wake up everyday sacrifice what we do then come next day we lose, so we don’t go out there with that mentality.”

“Come Saturday there’ll be no difference,  it’s a very good team, a team that is in good form, a team that we’ve lost to in the league and they’ve lost to us in the cup so we’ve played them twice and it’s a local derby let’s hope for a fair match,” said McCarthy.

Arrows mentor Mandla Ncikazi revealed that it is good that both teams are on top of their game going into this weekend’s encounter.

“It’s good that AmaZulu are where they are, it’s good that Arrows are where they are currently,  it’s good for the province.”

“We are known for being the hub of football in KwaZulu Natal for a change the hub is not producing for other teams, it’s producing for its own teams and we are glad that the teams are there.”

“Specifically playing without spectators, I think the growth in our teams, the fact that spectators are not there, maybe it has helped in a way, maybe the pressure would have been too much. Even the officials sometimes, the influence of spectators and the decisions they make, maybe we have benefited in the process.”

“But on Saturday just like coach Benni said I hope it will be clean game, good spectacle for food, a good derby where football will be the winner.”

“The players have given me strenght, there is nothing as good as working with the group of players that we have”

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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