AmaZulu and Richards Bay looking to bounce back as they return to action

Written by on 2 April, 2024

By Ayanda Nyuswa

KZN teams AmaZulu FC and Richards Bay FC will be looking to bounce back from defeat when they return to league action on Tuesday night, in a short turnaround after the weekends DSTV Prem action. Usuthu is still searching for that illusive first win of 2024 in the DSTV Premiership, a wait that was prolonged by a 2-0 loss away to TS Galaxy last Saturday. As a result Pablo Franco’s side finds itself in twelfth position, ten points off the relegation-promotion spot with nine games to go in the season, and will be looking for their first league win of the year against a Polokwane City side that is coming off a 1-0 victory over Chippa United.

Languishing ten points below AmaZulu in fifteenth position is Richards Bay FC who are still hanging on to that play-off spot and fighting for their lives in top flight football. The Natal Rich Boyz have a daunting task on Tuesday night, away to champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld. Vusumuzi Vilakazi’s side, then coached by Kaitano Tembo, put in a really competitive performance against Masandawana in the first round of the season, losing by just a single goal at home. Since that result in August the Natal Rich Boyz have managed just three league wins in seventeen matches as they face the possiblity of getting the chop in top flight football.

Their latest defeat came at the hands of fellow KZN side in Golden Arrows who recorded a 2-1 win at home over the weekend. However, the Natal Rich Boyz did get a lifeline as bottom side Cape Town Spurs failed to capitalise on Richardsa Bay’s slip and suffered a loss against Moroka Swallows last Sunday, which has kept the gap between the two sides to two points.


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