AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson chuffed to play Kaizer Chiefs in Telkom Knockout in Durban
Posted: 26 October 2017 Time: 12:15
AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson is pleased Kaizer Chiefs decided to stage their Telkom Knockout tie in Durban.
The Soweto giants will host the last-16 match at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night despite the venue being in Usuthu's backyard.
In recent seasons Amakhosi have taken occasional games around the country to bolster their nationwide support.
"It's gonna be a tough game," said Johnson, whose side enter the contest on the heels of a morale-boosting 2-1 league victory at Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend.
"Kaizer Chiefs are playing good football. You saw they changed, played one way first half and played the other way in the second," he added, referring to Chiefs' recent goalless draw with Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium. "Against us they will probably play two different games again.
"We are happy the game is at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. We know Kaizer Chiefs have a great following in Durban so we have to really do our homework and hopefully we put up another good performance."
Veteran hitmen Mabhuti Khenyeza, 35, and Siyabonga Nomvethe, 39, stole the limelight in the win over the Brazilians with late goals at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Nomvethe bagged a record-extending 120th goal in PSL competitions, while Khenyeza took his tally to 107.
Johnson is grateful for their contribution.
"They are adding a lot of quality outside the pitch for us and they really bring experience, and we are grateful. They offer something different when they go out into the pitch," concluded the ex-SuperSport United mentor.