AmaZulu coach Pablo Franco faces the toughest of assignments as he seeks to arrest his sides’ slump in form on Wednesday in a PSL game against champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

After a solid start to the season Usuthu have lost their last two games, a 1-0 reversal at home to Stellenbosch and a 3-2 cup defeat at the hands of TS Galaxy.

Now, as they seek to lift themselves from the eleventh position on the table where they currently find themselves, they must play host a Sundowns side that has yet to drop a point in the league.

Speaking to the media ahead of the game Franco said: “We need to reflect and see the things we were doing well and not doing them recently because we cannot concede three goals.

“We didn’t play our best games but some of the things you can’t control.

“The best thing is we are playing in three days. It is a pity that we are not playing at our stadium.

“But l don’t mind because I prefer to play in stadiums, which have better conditions. But all the players want to play against Sundowns and I don’t have anything special to do in terms of motivation.

“They are showing that they are prepared and want to play against Sundowns. But if we want to fight for a top eight and be consistent in that, we must get some new signings in January.

“We need to work hard and recover the things we were doing well and keep on fighting.

“If we win a few games and get at least 20 points before the end of the year and in the second half of the season, we are going to be better,” he said.

AmaZulu versus Sundowns is on Wednesday night. The game kicks-off at 7:30pm.