Dlamini brushes of Bucs billing
Posted: 21 January 2015 Time: 08:11
AmaZulu striker Ayanda Dlamini is unfazed that the relegation-threatened club's next opponents are Soweto giants Orlando Pirates.
Usuthu, who have a single League victory this season and prop up the standings, will host high-flying Bucs at Moses Mabhida Stadium on February 11.
Steve Barker's side are 17 points poorer than Pirates, who are unbeaten in their last four games, and ended 2014 with a 2-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic.
Dlamini, however, sees little point in worrying about the threat posed by the Buccaneers.
"Playing against Orlando Pirates does not really mean anything to us as we are in this situation," Dlamini told his club's official website.
"We need to win every match and focusing on the opponents will not help us at all. We are aware that they finished in good form in the first leg but we need to focus on ourselves."
Meanwhile Dlamini, affectionately known as 'Cobra', was naturally pleased to score twice in friendly action against neighbouring NFD outfit Golden Arrows on Tuesday.
"It felt good to score in both the friendly matches we played against Golden Arrows. I think that improved my confidence as we are three weeks away from the PSL. It is important to do well at training because what you do there determines your performance during the match."