The strike partnership of Ndoro and Collins Mbesuma, which Barker believes will be deadly in this campaign, is expected to trouble the tall but slow Chiefs’ defenders with pace, power and skill.
Add to that the prolific exploits of Mabhuti Khenyeza and AmaZayoni’s attacking department can easily send shivers down the spines of any defender in the league. Khenyeza has been working hard at training and is expected to make the match day squad.
Influential centre-back Mbulelo “OJ” Mabizela, who was ruled out of the Celtic match with an unfortunate thigh strain he picked up just before kickoff, will undergo a late fitness test.
In his place though, Da Costa did a sterling job as he marshalled the back four of Vincent Kobola, Edwin Gyimah and Mzuvukile Tom with aplomb. Energy Murambandoro got the nod in goals in place of Bafana Nhlapo and it will be interesting to see just who wears the gloves on Wednesday evening.
While Dennis Masina and Tshidiso Tukane, who came off the bench on Sunday and changed the complexion of the match, proved Barker’s point that AmaZayoni not only have enough depth in their starting 11 but on the bench as well, the quality in the form of Esau Mtsweni, Doctor Mampuru, Onyekachi Okonkwo and Clifford Ngobeni is still to get a taste of what promises to be yet another exciting and successful campaign.