Royal AM will look to get their troubled season back on track when they welcome TS Galaxy to the Chatsworth Stadium in the DStv Premiership on Wednesday. Thuihli Thwahla ended 2022 on a disappointing note after losing 2-1 to Cape Town City on Friday, their fifth defeat in six league outings. Royal AM vs TS Galaxy South African Premiership.
Khabo Zondo’s side were on course to claim a share of the spoils at the DHL Stadium before Thabo Nodada struck in the 91st minute to seal a dramatic victory for the Citizens.
The Durban club have dropped to 11th in the table as a result, although they are tied with eighth-placed Galaxy on 16 points after 13 rounds.
Zondo admitted they were made to pay for not taking the chances that came their way and felt concentration levels dropped at a crucial moment, which led to Nodada’s late goal.
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“Honestly, the worst score that could have been would have been a draw but that’s the nature of the game,” he said. “If you don’t take the opportunities you have, you’re going to be punished at some point.
“We lost focus at the wrong time of the match, the crucial stage of the game. We need to be more focused, especially towards the end.”
The Rockets, meanwhile, ended a nine-match winless run stretching back to August as they came from a goal down to beat Maritzburg United 2-1 on Friday. Royal AM vs TS Galaxy South African Premiership.
Zakaridza scored all three of Traore’s goals, slotting the ball into his own net on 38 minutes and a brace at the other end to complete a comeback win for Sed Ramovic’s side.
Ramovic admits there is little time to prepare his players for the trip to Durban, which will be the first of six games for the Galaxy in January.
“I know you don’t have that much time to be happy [with the win] but I think for today we should just celebrate the win and tomorrow we start preparing ourselves for the next game against Royal and try to get points there. Also,” he said. said Royal AM vs TS Galaxy South African Premiership
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Ruzaig Gamildien: The 33-year-old striker equalized with a well-executed diving header for Thuyhli Thohla just seven minutes after falling behind against City. It was Gamildien’s third goal in 12 league appearances and he is just two shy of matching his tally of five last term which came in Swallows colours.
Kabelo Mahalasela: The 31-year-old attacking midfielder is yet to get off the mark for Royal AM in nine outings this season and should have broken his duck against the Citizens when he fired straight at Darren Keith from just six yards out. Thami Makhize made space for himself after doing well in the 14th minute. Royal AM vs TS Galaxy South African Premiership.
Djakaridja Traore: The 24-year-old Ivorian striker has already made an impact for the Rockets since joining from SK Rakovic at the end of August, registering three goals in his first six appearances. Ramovic will be hoping Traore can contribute to avoid a repeat of last term when they narrowly avoided the relegation playoffs.
Bathusi Aubas: The 27-year-old defensive midfielder has been a model of consistency for the Galaxy in 2022-23, with his performances earning him his first call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad in November. Aubas has appeared in every league game this term and played the full 90 minutes in eight of them, highlighting his importance to the team.
Prediction Royal AM vs TS Galaxy South African Premiership
We Say Royal AM 1-2 TS Galaxy