PSL News 14.1.2018 11:15 am

Baroka, AmaZulu meet in battle of strugglers

Rhulani Manzini of Amazulu  during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Baroka FC at Kings Zwelithini Stadium. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Rhulani Manzini of Amazulu during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Baroka FC at Kings Zwelithini Stadium. (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Out-of-form sides Baroka FC and AmaZulu face each other in an all-important Premiership clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday.

The hosts have won just once in their last eight matches, sliding from first four matches ago, to eighth after their latest loss to Orlando Pirates last weekend.

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Usuthu, meanwhile, have let their promising start to the campaign slip away as their winless run stretched to seven games following a home loss to Chippa United in the previous round.

It has left them in 13th place, just two points above basement side Ajax Cape Town, although they do have two games in hand on the Urban Warriors and the two other sides immediately below them – Platinum Stars and Bidvest Wits.

However, AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson admits they are in a real fight.

“The only way you can turn things around is by getting the results,” he said. “That’s hasn’t been forthcoming in recent weeks.

“The players know it and it’s up to them to turn things around and get the results. The coach doesn’t go on the pitch for 90 minutes and if I had to go on the pitch then it would be a different story.”

Siyabonga Nomvethe could feature for Usuthu after missing the last game, but Lucky Nguzana is a doubt for Baroka. Letladi Madubanya is suspended.

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fixtures

CT City vs Ajax CT
FS Stars vs Maritzburg Utd
Sundowns vs P Stars
Pirates vs P City

results

Wits 1-0 Celtic
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport Utd
Baroka 2-0 AmaZulu
Arrows 1-0 SuperSport Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 17 31
2 Free State Stars 17 28
3 Cape Town City 17 27
4 Kaizer Chiefs 17 26
5 Orlando Pirates 17 26
6 Baroka FC 17 25
7 Maritzburg United 17 24
8 Chippa United 17 23
9 Bloem Celtic 17 23
10 Golden Arrows 17 21
11 SuperSport United 15 20
12 Polokwane City 16 18
13 Bidvest Wits 18 18
14 Ajax Cape Town 17 16
15 AmaZulu 15 15
16 Platinum Stars 17 15

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