AmaZulu are the visitors to Goble Park this Saturday evening for another intriguing Premiership clash, kick-off 8:15pm.
In ninth place with 26 points, Usuthu come into this game on the back of a 2-0 loss to Maritzburg United last week, to end a run of six games without defeat.
Cavin Johnson’s side had beaten SuperSport United 2-0, ahead of goalless draws with Bloem Celtic and Polokwane City and wins over SuperSport (again) Golden Arrows and Mthatha Bucks, in the Nedbank Cup.
Siphelele Mthembu’s goal, meanwhile, secured a well-earned 1-1 draw for Ea Lla Koto against Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend, following wins over Baroka and Super Eagles.
That result sees Stars head into this game in fifth with 33 points – level on points with Orlando Pirates, and just one point behind both Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs, meaning that second spot is up for grabs.
The last time we faced Usuthu was a 1-0 defeat on the opening day of the season at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi where a Thapelo Nyongo spot-kick sealed the tie, while in team news, Butholezwe Ncube and Michael Morton are suspended for AmaZulu.