AmaZulu host Polokwane in a bottom-of-the-table Absa Premiership clash at Kings Park Stadium on Sunday, with both teams desperate for a victory.
Usuthu and Rise and Shine currently occupy the bottom two spots on the league table with 17 points each, and are both in serious danger of relegation if they can't find a way to turn things around.
After a run of four losses and a solitary draw in January, reports suggest AmaZulu coach Jozef Vukusic's job is in serious jeopardy, although Team manager Qedi Dlamini moved to quell those rumours on Thursday.
“You will recall that as a club, we don’t usually fire coaches. We are not the type of club that fires coaches when things are not going well,” Dlamini said.
“The coach has done well because when he arrived we were on two points. He only had a bad month in January when he only got one point in five matches.
"He has tried to get the club to a stable position. We seem to struggle in January because even last year we didn’t do well in the same month.
“We are backing him. We are all the way behind him. We believe that he can turn things around for us,” he added.
AmaZulu skipper Tapelo Xoki has also come out in support of the embattled coach, who took over the coaching reins from Cavin Johnson earlier this season.
"The coach is working very hard and we believe in him. [we are] committed to work for him," Xoki said.
"As players, we're not panicking at all. I think we've been unlucky, so it's important to keep on working hard, hoping that luck will be on our side soon."
Meanwhile, things aren't going much better over at Polokwane, where coach Clinton Larsen has managed just one point from their last four, although they were recently boosted by the news that experienced defender Thabiso Semenya had re-joined the team after being released by Baroka FC.
City also signed Malawi international defender Dennis Chembezi in January, while Ayanda Nkili has returned from long-term injury to boost the side.
“I’m happy with my squad, there is enough talent there. We have just sorted out the central defensive position because we had major issues there,” Larsen said.
“It is good to have Ayanda back from injury and we are just waiting on the paperwork for our Malawian international, so in the last 10 games we will be close to full strength.”
The head-to-head record between the teams suggests Sunday's match is anyone's for the taking, with both sides managing three wins, three losses and five draws in their past 11 meetings.