Masilela anticipating Usuthu backlash


The postponement of last weekend’s fixtures in respect of the late Senzo Meyiwa will see both teams take the field hungry for action on Wednesday night.

Stuart Baxter's side are already eight points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership standings, and they will be looking to extend their run when they face bottom of the table Usuthu.

However, Masilela says they will have to work hard for the three points as both teams are in need of maximum points.

“It is really going to be a tough encounter,” he says.

“If you look at [AmaZulu’s] league position, they are in a position they do not want to see themselves in, and that is why they are going to fight for all three points.

“We need the three points as much as they do, so I am expecting them to come out fighting,” adds Masilela.

The 29 year-old’s history with injuries is well documented, but surprisingly enough, Masilela is yet to be a casualty in Amakhosi’s medical room this season, and has revealed his excitement at staying injury-free so far this season.

“Well I am feeling great you know – so far so good,” says the former Bafana left back.

“I’m happy to have played in all the teams matches so far this season. Injuries are never planned and will always be part of the game. Sometimes it’s just pure bad luck.

“But I’m just happy to have avoided any [injuries] so far, and I can only hope that things stay like this through the season,” he concludes.