Cosmos, AmaZulu both need points

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Kick off is at 15h30.

Both coaches, Ezenkosi’s Jomo Sono and Usuthu’s Clive Barker pride themselves as the only two coaches that have taken Bafana Bafana to the Afcon finals with the latter being the only coach in South Africa to win the tournament.

Sono boasted in a TV sport show recently that Barker still owed him a goat that he was promised if he scored against the now defunct Durban City while Mjomane was still playing for Orlando Pirates.

_quoteBe that as it may, both coaches don’t wish to be reminded about their previous games in the Telkom Cup tournament last week as both teams failed to advance to the next stage of the lucrative tournament.

Ezenkosi assistant coach Collen Tlemo is confident that they will send AmaZulu back home to Durban empty handed.

“We were not happy about the result against Free State Stars last weekend although our players acquitted themselves well. We were let down by wet conditions, which did not allow us to play to our strength.

“This time there will be no excuses and we are looking forward to bouncing back at the expense of AmaZulu.”

Sono must also be happy that his son, Bamuza, is back in the team after serving a red card suspension.

Ezenkosi are expected to stick with Davies Mwape and Anthony Laffor upfront, while AmaZulu have Mpho Maleka on whose shoulders they will pin their hopes.

Defender Belux Bukasa-Kasonga returns to Usuthu after serving a suspension and is expected to partner Pere Ariweriyai in defence.

AmaZulu PRO Philani Mabaso points to the fact that his team has had good trips to Gauteng and he expects the same when they invade Tembisa today.