IF STATEMENTS from AmaZulu head coach Neil Tovey and his counterpart at Lamontville Golden Arrows, Manqoba Mnqithi, are anything to go by, then soccer lovers can expect a humdinger of a match tomorrow night.
Abafana Bes'thende and Usuthu meet in the second leg semifinal of the lucrative MTN8 competition at Chatsworth Stadium.
On Wednesday AmaZulu came home with maximum points from their trip to Platinum Stars, while Arrows beat Jomo Cosmos 2-0.
Though Arrows take a slim 2-1 lead into this encounter, Tovey warned that they intend emulating what Arrows did last Sunday.
"If Arrows want to take us lightly, they do so at their own peril," said Tovey, adding that their game will be won in the middle of the park where both sides are very strong.
He admitted, though, that Arrows - with Richard Henyekane - were as dangerous upfront as they were in midfield. "Don't count us out of this competition, not yet."
Mnqithi dismissed any suggestion that Arrows would sit on their lead .
"Taking a 2-1 lead does not mean we will defend. It's going to be a tough match, but we will fight to the end and hope we will come out triumphant. I am going to field a different team - players who will be willing to put their foot down and not allow AmaZulu to come back."
Siyabonga Sangweni and Henyekane, who rested on Wednesday, will be back for Arrows while AmaZulu will be without the injured Belux Kasonga and Thabo Mabaso.