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Khompela: Plotting Usuthu's downfall

Khompela: Plotting Usuthu's downfall

History will be with Free State Stars when they clash with struggling AmaZulu at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening.

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Ea Lla Koto beat Usuthu in both Absa premiership encounters last season and overall have won 17 to AmaZulu's 14 wins in the 41 games between the two teams.

The Free State side head into the game in ninth position on the standings after a 0-0 draw with Tuks in midweek.

The Durban side meanwhile saw their hopes of claiming all three points going up in smoke as Mamelodi Sundowns secured a late equaliser, leaving Roger Palmgren's team second from bottom.

A host of teams are, however, packed closely together at the foot of the table, creating the chance for a team like AmaZulu to potentially jump into the top 10 in two or three games.

Stars have been inconsistent this season, and recently went down to Celtic in the Telkom Knockout and also lost star player Katlego Mashego to a broken leg for the season.

Togolese striker Dove Wome scored twice in the defeat to Phunya Sele Sele and is becoming an increasingly important member of the Stars side. Wome is bracing himself for a difficult trip down to the coast.

"It's not going to be an easy match; we need to be at our level best to beat AmaZulu away from home.

"They have been playing well but not taking their chances and if we on the other side can convert chances we create I don't see AmaZulu beating us tomorrow," he said.

Ea Lla Koto do not have any additional injury concerns, neither do they have any players suspended or sitting one card away from suspension.

Usuthu also have no players out suspended, but Mark van Heerden and Kagiso Senamela are both one card away from a ban.

Posted: 23/11/12 13:29

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