AmaZulu and Horoya AS will be looking to return to winning ways when they do battle in their second Caf Champions League Group B encounter at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Friday evening.
Amazulu will be hoping to bounce back from their narrow 1-0 defeat to Raja Casablanca in their Caf Champions League Group B opener at the Stade Mohamed V last Saturday after Raja captain Moshine Moutauali bagged the only goal of the match.
The defeat saw Usuthu drop down to third place in Group B yet to secure their first point in the group, while Raja climbed to the top of the group with three points after the opening round of fixtures.
Horoya are determined to return to winning ways after they conceded a 1-0 defeat to ES Setif in their Group B opener at the Stade Général Lansana Conté in Conakry this past Saturday as Ahmed Kendouci’s early second half goal proved the difference.
The Guinean outfit now finds themselves at the foot of the Group B standings with zero points, while ES Setif are placed second in the group, level on three points with leaders Raja Casablanca.
With six goals to his name, Luvuyo Mamela finds himself as AmaZulu’s top scorer across all competition and only Augustine Mulenga and Bongi Ntuli close to him with three goals each, while Horoya’s goals have been split between Salif Coulibaly, Enock Atta Agyei and Dramane Nikièma all with one goal apiece
Coming into this clash Lamine N’Diaye has no injuries or suspensions in his Horoya squad, while Usuthu boss Benni McCarthy will be without the services of Malwain defender Limbikani Mzava, who continues to nurse his leg injury.
Possible Starting Lineup:
AmaZulu: Veli Mothwa, Thembela Sikhakhane, Mbongeni Gumede, Tapelo Nyongo, Tercious Malepe, Makhehlene Makhaula, Augustine Mulenga, Abbubaker Mobara, Thabo Qalinge, Matarr Ceesay, Bonginkosi Ntuli.
Horoya AC: Moussa Camara, Salif Coulibaly, Issaka Samake, Boubacar Samassekou, Khadim Diaw, Sebe Baffour Kyei, Morlaye Sylla, Fodé Camara, Pape Abdou Ndiaye, Yakhouba Gnagna Barry, Mandela Ocansey.