Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Absa Premiership

Lefa Tsutsulupa and Bongani Zungu © Backpagepix

AmaTuks eye Swallows scalp



University of Pretoria will go on search of only their second victory at home in the Absa Premiership when they take on Moroka Swallows at Tuks Stadium on Wednesday night, kick-off 7pm.

AmaTuks continued their struggle on home turf when they lost against Golden Arrows last week.

The University side have only managed to win one game at home, drawing four and losing three in the process and have slipped to seveth place on the log.

AmaTuks captain Tebogo Monyai is wary of his team’s recent bad form and admits that Wednesday night’s game will be another tough task.

“It is going to be a tough game for us, they beat us 1-0 in a training game in the off period and they would like to repeat that come Wednesday,” says Monayi.

“We haven’t been good at home and it’s key that we change our mind-set and turn our stadium into a hunting ground.”

Mame Niang has had a stellar season and he will again be a key player for AmaTuks on Wednesday night. The Senegalese striker has struggled to find the back of the net in recent times, but will take heart from the fact that he scored a brace the last time he played against Swallows.

AmaTuks as a whole have struggled to finish off chances subsequently costing them valuable points.

“We focused on scoring and finishing at our practice sessions as we have struggled finishing off chances. We have also looked at our defence because we have conceded soft goals,” added Monyai

Moroka Swallows, on the other hand, haven’t produced the sort of form that saw them finishing second on the league table last season.

The Dube Birds have only managed to win five games this season, drawing three and losing nine and are currently in 12th place on the log.

Swallows captain Lefa Tsutsulupa denied that the off season victory over AmaTuks caries any meaning, but is confident that his side can grab all three points on Wednesday night.

“Every game is different, we are taking it step by step. Wednesday night is all about us getting maximum points, getting creative and playing well, and I am sure we will give AmaTuks a run for their money,” said Tsutsulupa.

The Dube Birds will be pleased that Siyabonga Nomvethe is starting to regain full fitness. Nomvethe played a pivotal part in the team’s campaign last season and he will again play a vital part in Swallows aim to climb the table.

“It’s a good feeling to be back, the best part of all is to finally join the guys on the pitch again,” Nomvethe explains.

In the first meeting between the sides earlier this season AmaTuks ran out 3-2 victors at the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



John Dykes
Londoners to capitalise on pre-season
On Sunday, Wembley Stadium will once again host a game of football that isn’t all we think it is.

Segun Odegbami
Predicting the EPL winners
We are moments away from the start of the European football season. So, let’s look at the teams...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Premier League preview - part 1
Maybe it is a sign of my age, or an indication of how the last two seasons have been for the club I...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref's job becoming more difficult
What you are about to read may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but it’s true.

Carol Radull
Is this Gor Mahia's year?
Gor Mahia is having a bit of a dream season. A total of 18 games into the season, they are unbeaten.

Sunday Oliseh
Super Eagles job: an uphill task worth taking
It is definitely the most delicate football job on the African continent and the most demanding.