Lineups

AmaZulu

( 4-4-2 )

  • 28. S. Mbatha

  • 27. T. Nyongo

  • 2. S. Magubane

    36'
  • 11. M. Booysen

  • 6. B. Ncube

  • 29. S. Mabiliso

  • 33. S. Darpoh

  • 9. M. Cele

  • 2. S. Maduna

    70'
  • 7. B. Ntuli Goal

    87'
  • 31. M. Lačný

  • 10. S. Sithebe

Substitutes

  • 43. N. Boshoff

  • 39. T. Masilela

  • 4. M. Morton

    87'
  • 26. S. Magaqa

  • 50. N. Vilakazi

    70'
  • 19. T. Chawapiwa

    36'
  • 20. L. Majoro

South Africa - Premier Soccer League

62' B. Ntuli 62' Goal 62'   Ntuli B. Ntuli
AmaZulu

AmaZulu

1 - 0

Polokwane City

Polokwane City

  • 62'
    2 - 0
  • Date: 02/02/2020
  • Time: 13:30
  • Venue: King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium
AmaZulu v Polokwane

Date published: 2/1/2020 3:53:04 PM

AmaZulu v Polokwane

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.

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Match Information

  • Premier Soccer League
  • Round 21
  • King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium
  • 02 Feb, 13:30

Predictions

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Both Teams Not To Score
3/4 Bookmaker
79%Panelty

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Under 2.5 In Full Time
8/15 Bookmaker
68%Panelty

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Over 0.5 In 1st Half
8/15 Bookmaker
68%Panelty

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1st Goal Before 30 Minutes
58%Panelty

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Kaizer Chiefs 22 15 3 4 40 17 23 48
2 Mamelodi Sundowns 21 13 5 3 30 15 15 44
3 SuperSport United 24 11 7 6 34 21 13 40
4 Orlando Pirates 23 11 7 5 35 26 9 40
5 Maritzburg United 24 10 9 5 23 17 6 39
6 Bidvest Wits 21 11 5 5 25 17 8 38
7 Lamontville Golden Arrows 23 8 8 7 21 26 -5 32
8 Highlands Park 24 8 7 9 26 31 -5 31
9 Bloemfontein Celtic 23 7 7 9 33 33 0 28
10 Stellenbosch FC 24 7 7 10 21 29 -8 28
11 Chippa United 24 6 8 10 15 23 -8 26
12 Cape Town City 23 5 10 8 29 32 -3 25
13 Baroka FC 24 6 5 13 15 21 -6 23
14 Polokwane City 24 7 2 15 21 32 -11 23
15 AmaZulu 24 6 5 13 14 27 -13 23
16 Black Leopards 24 5 5 14 21 36 -15 20

AmaZulu

Polokwane City

  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 24
  • 6
  • 5
  • 13
  • 23
  • 15
  • 24
  • 7
  • 2
  • 15
  • 23
  • 14
  • Away Record
  • 11
  • 3
  • 2
  • 6
  • 11
  • 15
  • 12
  • 5
  • 1
  • 6
  • 16
  • 14
  • Home Record
  • 13
  • 3
  • 3
  • 7
  • 12
  • 15
  • 12
  • 2
  • 1
  • 9
  • 7
  • 14
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 6
  • 8
  • 14
  • 13
  • 8
  • 21
  • Average Goal For
  • -9
  • -4
  • -13
  • -2
  • -9
  • -11
  • Goal Against
  • 15
  • 12
  • 27
  • 15
  • 17
  • 32
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Last 8 Overall
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0
  • 6
  • 23
  • 15
  • 8
  • 2
  • 1
  • 5
  • 23
  • 14
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • 23
  • 15
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • 23
  • 14
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1
  • 3
  • 23
  • 15
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 23
  • 14

Recent Head-to-Head Results

02-Feb-2020
AmaZulu 1-0 Polokwane City
10-Aug-2019
Polokwane City 1-0 AmaZulu
05-Jan-2019
Polokwane City 3-2 AmaZulu
11-Nov-2018
AmaZulu 0-0 Polokwane City
27-Jan-2018
Polokwane City 0-0 AmaZulu
18-Oct-2017
AmaZulu 2-3 Polokwane City
15-Apr-2015
AmaZulu 2-0 Polokwane City
13-Sep-2014
Polokwane City 2-2 AmaZulu

AmaZulu Last 5 Games

07/03/2020
Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 AmaZulu
29/02/2020
Chippa United 1-0 AmaZulu
15/02/2020
AmaZulu 1-2 Lamontville Golden Arrows
08/02/2020
Bloemfontein Celtic 4-1 AmaZulu
02/02/2020
AmaZulu 1-0 Polokwane City

Polokwane City Last 5 Games

06/03/2020
Maritzburg United 1-0 Polokwane City
01/03/2020
Polokwane City 2-1 Black Leopards
16/02/2020
Polokwane City 3-2 Cape Town City
11/02/2020
Polokwane City 0-1 Baroka FC
02/02/2020
AmaZulu 1-0 Polokwane City

Lineups

AmaZulu
(4-4-2)
Polokwane City
(3-1-4-2)
  • 28. S. Mbatha

  • 27. T. Nyongo

  • 2. S. Magubane

    36'
  • 11. M. Booysen

  • 6. B. Ncube

  • 29. S. Mabiliso

  • 33. S. Darpoh

  • 9. M. Cele

  • 2. S. Maduna

    70'
  • 7. B. Ntuli Goal

    87'
  • 31. M. Lačný

  • 10. S. Sithebe

Substitutes

  • 43. N. Boshoff

  • 39. T. Masilela

  • 4. M. Morton

    87'
  • 26. S. Magaqa

  • 50. N. Vilakazi

    70'
  • 19. T. Chawapiwa

    36'
  • 20. L. Majoro

  • 1. G. Chigova

  • 2. T. Semenya

    74'
  • 32. N. Buthelezi

  • 23. S. Hlatshwayo

  • 12. S. Phiri

  • 26. A. Nkili

  • 8. J. Maluleke

    66'
  • 6. T. Chauke

  • 10. P. Tlolane

    63'
  • 0. W. Musona

  • 9. C. Mashumba

Substitutes

  • 40. M. Chibwe

  • 24. S. Hlongwane

  • 5. D. Chembezi

  • 13. K. Mahlasela

    63'
  • 2. M. Mvelase

    74'
  • 14. D. Manaka

  • 3. M. Anas

    66'
AmaZulu AmaZulu
Polokwane City Polokwane City
5
Corners
8
3
Shots On Target
5
60
Possession
40
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
9
Shots Off Target
5
126
Attacks
85
116
Dangerous
71

AmaZulu v Polokwane City

    AmaZulu 1-0 Polokwane City

    Date published: 2/3/2020 11:28:33 AM

    AmaZulu 1-0 Polokwane City

    AmaZulu picked up a valuable 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Polokwane City at Kings Park Stadium on Sunday.

    It was a battle between the bottom two teams in the Absa Premiership, and it was Usuthu who made the most of the opportunity thanks to Bongi Ntuli's second-half strike.

    While the three points they earned did not move them out of the danger zone, it did give them a much-needed boost in their battle for survival while placing further pressure on struggling Polokwane coach Clinton Larsen, whose team remain rock-bottom.

    The match had started much more promisingly for the visitors when they nearly took the lead in the 10th minute following a counter-attacking move from an AmaZulu short corner.

    Moments later, Usuthu had a free-kick at the other end, and though they managed to pick out Mario Booysen in the Polokwane area with the delivery, the defender's header couldn't find the target.

    Polokwane keeper George Chigova was forced into a crucial save shortly before the half-hour mark to deny Siphelele Magubane from point-blank range, as it finished goalless at the break.

    Slovakian forward Milos Lacny came close to handing AmaZulu the lead four minutes into the second half but flashed his effort over the bar after latching on to a cross from Siyethemba Sithebe.

    After threatening for much of the opening hour, AmaZulu finally found the goal they were looking for in the 62nd minute when Samuel Darpoh picked out Bongi Ntuli, who fired in his 11th goal of the season to give his side a valuable 1-0 lead.

     

    AmaZulu had a golden opportunity to kill off the match in the final 15 minutes when Ntuli failed to hit the target in a one-on-one situation with Chigova, but luckily the miss did not cost his team as Usuthu held on to collect all three points and ease the pressure on their coach Jozef Vukusic.

    Lineups

    Polokwane City

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 1. G. Chigova

    • 2. T. Semenya

      74'
    • 32. N. Buthelezi

    • 23. S. Hlatshwayo

    • 12. S. Phiri

    • 26. A. Nkili

    • 8. J. Maluleke

      66'
    • 6. T. Chauke

    • 10. P. Tlolane

      63'
    • 0. W. Musona

    • 9. C. Mashumba

    Substitutes

    • 40. M. Chibwe

    • 24. S. Hlongwane

    • 5. D. Chembezi

    • 13. K. Mahlasela

      63'
    • 2. M. Mvelase

      74'
    • 14. D. Manaka

    • 3. M. Anas

      66'