Johnson May Relegate His Former Team To NFD

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DURBAN: Johnson’s headache mounts as his former team welcome AmaZulu on Wednesday in an Absa premiership clash. 

AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson may have mixed emotions ahead of his team’s visit to relegation threatened and former team Platinum Stars knowing that a victory for him may see the Rustenburg club go down to the National First Division

Dikwena have been battling with relegation for most part of the season and currently sitting at the bottom of  the league table with 21 points, following a mere four wins, 9 draws and 14 losses in 27 league games. They have only scored 17 goals in the current campaign.

They will go into their game against Usuthu knowing that a loss or a draw will confirm their relegation to the country’s football second tier. If they lose against Usuthu, they will only have six points to play for in their next two remaining Absa Premiership fixtures.

They will look for their vital win at the expense of 12th places AmaZulu who are coached by their former mentor Johnson who made good memories during his time at the Rustenburg club. However, they may not find it easy to end the night with maximum points in the bag.

Johnson will not do his former team any favors as his team is on 32 points, three points away from 8th position. The Durban-based team will undoubtedly go into the encounter with a victory on their minds in order to get more points to push towards a top 8 finish come end of the season.

The two teams come fresh from defeats as Roger De Sa‘s men lately lost 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium to continue their horror season. Their opponents on the night AmaZulu lost 2-1 to Orlando Pirates in the same weekend.

Dikwena will find out what fate has in store for them when they welcome Usuthu at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesdays night kick off scheduled for 19h30.