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Posted: 26 August 2014 Time: 10:24

AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee has confirmed the club has received the work permits of Sadate Ouro Akoriko and Bornwell Mwape, but fellow new signing Paul Were is still awaiting his.

Usuthu will on Wednesday cross paths with Bloemfontein Celtic, with trio having yet to kick a ball this season.

"We have got a work permit of Akoriko and Bornwell Mwape. Paul Were... we are still busy with that one and (Nkosinathi) Mthiyane is out with a broken arm and he will be out for the coming weeks," Rosslee said at training.

Rosslee also revealed that seasoned striker Ayanda Dlamini is available again after a spell out through injury.

"Ayanda Dlamini is available and has got 90 minutes under his belt in one friendly we played, but we will see what happens," Rosslee said.

Meanwhile, Rosslee indicated he may tinker with his formation for tomorrow's Absa Premiership tie at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

"We are coming up against a side that plays a different formation, with a 4-4-2 and we will have to change tactically and we have to stop them from playing," Rosslee said.

"There has been quite a lot of things we have worked on this week and a few things we discussed in a team talk, and players have had a look after the last game as well.

"Celtic plays with a lot of counter attacks with (Joel) Mogorosi and (Hellings) Mhango upfront and they are very organised. They don't really attack with numbers, but they attack with counter attacks.

"They are very stable in the way they set up at the back, they don't commit numbers but it's gonna be a tough game. So we will put in a good shift on Wednesday.

Rosslee's men are still chasing their first victory of the campaign. They held Orlando Pirates to a 1-1 draw last week, having drawn their opener (0-0) with visiting Ajax Cape Town and lost their next game 2-1 to Moroka Swallows.

Naturally, Rosslee is eager to collect three points.

"There is lot of pressure and it's important that we get our campaign going, and you know that the club has set a target. So we want to have a better season. We want to go places and achieve, and I believe we have the players to do so."

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala

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