The Brazilians defeated University of Pretoria to advance to the last eight of the competition and on Monday were paired with Usuthu for their next cup clash.
AmaZulu have had a tough time so far this season, with their 3-2 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the last 16 proving to be their first competitive victory of 2014/15.
Yet the Durban club’s poor form does not mean ‘Downs will underestimate them in any way, according to Modise.
“Yes, AmaZulu have been struggling in the opening stages of the league. This does not put us in a better position than any of the teams in this competition. All cup games are difficult. This is because all the teams want to succeed in this tournament,” explained Modise on his club’s official website.
“We will not be letting our guard down. The aim is for us to make it to the final of the competition so that we can win it.
“AmaZulu are another obstacle on the way and we will have to prepare for them the same way we always prepare for a professional match. Besides, it will probably be some time before we play the quarterfinal. They may improve during that time. But as for us, it is full throttle.”