United hunting silverware
SUPERSPORT United are eyeing their first knockout competition title in the PSL under Gavin Hunt, who has won the Absa Premiership three times with them.
Matsatsantsa a Pitori are a step closer to achieving that but still have to negotiate past AmaZulu in the Nedbank Cup in Polokwane on Sunday at 3pm to reach the final.
This eagerly anticipated semifinal clash is scheduled for Peter Mokaba Stadium, where United were defeated by Jomo Cosmos in the Coca-Cola Cup final in 2005.
The last knockout competition United won was the Absa Cup in 2005 under Pitso Mosimane, when they beat Bidvest Wits in final.
United's assistant coach Thomas Madigage said they were anxious to bring Usuthu to their knees to qualify for the final at Orlando Stadium on May 26.
"This is going to be the mother of all battles. AmaZulu are doing well lately. They have had a new lease of life injected in them by Roger Palmgren.
"We have to lift ourselves up after what happened on Tuesday (the defeat by Orlando Pirates in Polokwane). We will definitely be in the final on May 26."
From AmaZulu's camp, star midfielder Stanley Kgatla said: "Following their midweek defeat by Pirates, we expect United to come out spitting fire. But we want to end the season on a high note by winning this tournament".
United's defence will have to keep a close eye on Ayanda Dlamini.