Royal Zulu, Arrows at it

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Thanda Royal Zulu and Lamontville Golden Arrows have the reason to believe that they can beat each other in an Absa Premiership match at Kings Park Stadium in Durban tonight at 7.30.

The officials of the two teams from KwaZulu-Natal have promised their supporters a good display of football to ensure that this local derby does not turn out to be a dull affair.

Royal Zulu go into tonight's clash buoyed by their 2-0 success over draw specialists Santos in their last league encounter.

Abafana bes'thende, on the other hand, pipped the injured Black Leopards 1-0.

Royal Zulu have good young, seasoned players in their midst but they are still rooted at the foot of the table.

They have Bennet Mnguni, Clement Mazibuko, Serge Djiehoua, Japie Motale, Katleho Loke and Bernard Parker.

Tonight they will find their match from the likes of Bheka Phakathi, Norman Smith, Kagisho Dikgacoi and Sehlolo Nale from the Arrows' side.

Johan Eriksson, Royal Zulu assistant coach, told Sowetan yesterday they were ready to compete with Arrows tonight.

Zwelethu Mzolo, Arrows' publicist, said Royal Zulu would never know what hit them.



Germiston: Moroka Swallows v Jomo Cosmos (3.30pm); Ellis Park: Orlando Pirates v Royal Zulu (3.30pm); Loftus: Mamelodi Sundowns v Black Leopards (3.30pm); Athlone: Santos v Bloemfontein Celtic 3.30pm); Mafikeng: Platinum Stars v Ajax Cape Town (3.30pm); Goble Park: Free State Stars v SuperSport United (3.30pm); Milpark: Bidvest Wits v Arrows (3.30pm).