Ajax won the corresponding fixture 5-3 last season and will hope for a similar result this weekend, as well as gain some measure of revenge for the first team's 2-0 loss to City on September 30.
Phohlongo, who featured in the Premiership defeat to the Citizens at Cape Town City, expects a solid contest at King Zwelithini Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal.
"I think it will be a good game. We beat them last season so they will be seeking revenge – that will make the game interesting," Phohlongo told his club's website.
"It is a derby, both teams want to win and I expect the City boys to come out well. They beat us in the Absa Premiership so they will want to continue on that trend. But for us there is no pressure, just payback time,” added the South Africa youth international.
Kick-off is at 09h30.