Johnson: We have to put our hands up

After a three-week break, AmaZulu return to ABSA Premiership action with a bumper clash against Golden Arrows at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium this Saturday.

With just a single point from five outings this season the Durban Derby presents the ideal opportunity for Cavin Johnson’s team to pick up their first win of the campaign.

The derby has grown tremendously over the years and has established itself into one of the competition’s key fixtures.

There is no love lost when these two teams collide, and with only two draws in 21 matches, the upcoming fixture has all the ingredients to produce yet another thrilling affair.

“It’s a great way to return after a long break for us,” Johnson said.

“It is a pressure game for us, we need the points to get away from where we are. We are not strangers to fighting,” Johnson said.

The Usuthu medical team have had their hands full during the mini-break. The positive news for Johnson is that he could have striker, Lehlohonolo Majoro and midfielder, Butho Ncube fit and ready.

“We have prepared very well.The players are looking good, they understand what has happened to us so far. We have to put our hands up, all of us and say we have to go out there and do our best,” Johnson said.

“The guys coming back into the team are looking sharp, they kept working and if fit they will certainly add value,” he concluded.

Kick-off at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium is at 3pm on Saturday.

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