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Chiefs look to exorcise ghosts of 4-0 thrashing of AmaZulu

As Kaizer Chiefs prepare to play AmaZulu on Sunday in a must-win match to strengthen their grip on eighth place in the DStv Premiership, they would do well to make their latest visit to Moses Mabhida Stadium to take it on to take against Usuthu completely.

On January 13, 2023, Romain Folz’s AmaZulu defeated Chiefs 4-0 in the DStv Premiership in Durban, embarrassing Arthur Zwane’s Amakhosi with goals from Dumisani Zuma, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Sede Junior Dion and the late Bongi Ntuli.

“It’s one of my best games,” Folz recently told FarPost, although it didn’t help him much as he was transferred by the club the following April while the club was struggling, and eventually resigned.

Pablo Franco Martin is the new man in charge at AmaZulu, while Zwane was replaced by Molefi Ntseki ahead of this season, before Ntseki was sacked and replaced by Cavin Johnson in October.

Although the coaches of both teams were not there in 2023, there are plenty of players from both teams who will remember what happened.

The likes of Mphahlele and Dion are still with AmaZulu, while Mduduzi Shabalala, Zitha Kwinika, Yusuf Maar and Ashley Du Preez were among those who started the match for Chiefs.

Pigeon misery

Defender Edmilson Dove also started that game, and his howler, who delivered a back pass straight to Dion, helped AmaZulu take a 3-0 lead before half-time. However, the Mozambican defender will not be able to redeem himself on Sunday, as he is suspended after receiving a red card against TS Galaxy this week.

Chiefs have also lost to AmaZulu this season, going down 1-0 in the last 32 of the Carling Black Label knockout at FNB Stadium on October 21, a result that was the final straw for Ntseki, who was sacked the following Monday and replace. by Johnson.

Ironically, Chiefs’ best result under Ntseki also came against AmaZulu, with Pule Mmodi scoring twice in the 3-0 home win in the DStv Premiership at the end of August.