Starting XI: Maritzburg v AmaZulu
Absa Premiership Starting XI: Maritzburg United v AmaZulu 16 February 2018
Teams: Maritzburg United v AmaZulu
Date: 16 February 2018
Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium
AmaZulu will be gunning for another scalp in a KwaZulu-Natal derby when they visit Maritzburg United in the Absa Premiership this evening.
Usuthu resurrected their campaign almost two weeks ago when they defeated neighbors Golden Arrows 2-1 in a KwaZulu-Natal derby and will be chasing another win against their provincial rivals.
Cavin Johnson’s charges made it into the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup after defeating National First Division side Mthatha Bucks on penalties in their last encounter.
Usuthu jumped into the top eight spots in the league following their win over Abafana Bes’thende and are now eighth on the log with 26 points from 20 games, two points behind Maritzburg United who are are sixth.
Fadlu Davids’ side went down 2-1 to Orlando Pirates in their last league match a fortnight ago and will want to rectify their mistakes at home and get back to winning ways.
The Team of Choice are coming off a morale-boosting 3-1 win over Swallows FC in the Nedbank Cup last 32 last weekend.
Here's how they line up:
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 3. Sanoka, 25. Xulu, 17. Fransman, 6. Tloane, 13. Makaringe, 15. Maboe, 8. Ndlovu, 26. Shandu, 28. Mekoa, 9. Fillecia.
Subs: 1. Mpandle , 36. Kunene, 19. Atouba. 17. Twala, 22. Mokate, 2. Onyango, 29. McDonald.
AmaZulu: 28. Mbatha, 29. Mabiliso, 17. M. Gumede, 27. Nyongo, 13. Ouro-Akoriko, 6. Ncube, 33. Darpoh, 14. Mnguni, 23. Karuru, 2. Khenyeza, 10. Nomvethe.
Subs: 31. Pule, 22. Mthembu, 12. S. Dlamini, 24. Sikhakhane, 8. Ncobeni, 9. Cele, 18. Abraw.