Lehlohonolo Majaro is optimistic that AmaZulu are on course to challenge for a domestic trophy ahead of the Nedbank Cup round of 16 clash against Black Leopards.
Usuthu will take on Lidoda Duvha at Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday at 15:00 in the afternoon.
The KZN-based outfit have won five of their last six matches under the tutelage of Benni McCarthy who joined the side in mid-December 2020.
“We have been preparing for the Nedbank Cup encounter, so far so good. Everyone is looking forward to Saturday’s match and I believe this cup game is as important as a league clash,” Majoro told the media.
“Judging by the number of players we have, it gives the coach an opportunity to rotate the squad and give almost each and everyone a chance to play.”
The 34-year-old frontman insists they want to keep up their fine form and win as many games as they can.
“I believe each and every player needs that momentum because when we win, we win as a team and we all know that there’s a good mood within the team when are on a winning streak. We want to keep that mood and win more games,” adds the former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker.
Meanwhile, Leopards gained momentum following their 2-1 win over Golden Arrows on Tuesday at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium and are hoping to put up a good fight against the in-form AmaZulu.
However, Majoro is unfazed by the talk of mounting pressure as they come into this game as the favourites to cruise their way in the quarter-finals of this prestigious tournament.
“Yes Leopards is down there, but a cup game is a different ball game. With them winning their last game it will definitely give them a morale booster, but I have full confidence in our team as we have been preparing well and we are looking forward to what Leopards are going to throw at us,” he concluded.
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