Football legend and former AmaZulu striker, Simon Magagula has backed the Durban heavyweights to win the one-day Black Label Cup tournament on Saturday.
Usuthu did not have their finest evening this past Saturday, as Orlando Pirates out-muscled them to win the MTN8 summit clash 1-0, thanks to a Monnapule Saleng first free kick.
Magagula, who won the Coca-Cola Cup with AmaZulu, hopes Usuthu can take advantage of this opportunity to heal their MTN8 final wounds by winning the trophy.
Despite admitting that the tournament will be difficult for all teams, Magagula explained why he is convinced that his former side can win, saying the team has changed after the current owner Sandile Zungu took over.
“AmaZulu have a chance to win this one, they have a good squad. Since chairman Sandile took over, the team has been performing well, so they also have a chance to win,” Magagule told ThisisFootball.Africa.
“They (AmaZulu) can compete, but we must look at the other teams, as I’m saying this one is difficult, you will not find the strong squad, some players might come in late.
“This is the difficult tournament, it’s supporters who chose players, so it’s very tricky. But it will depend on the day, it’s difficult to predict. It’s difficult to say which team will come away with it.
“Supporters are the ones who are involved as to who should be substituted, sometimes it spoils the flow of the game. This is another chance after losing the MTN8 final.”
AmaZulu will lock horns with Mamelodi Sundowns in the first semi-final at 09h00. The Soweto derby match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates takes the stage in the second semi-final at 12h00 at FNB Stadium on Saturday.