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Premier Soccer League AmaZulu Mpumalanga Black Aces

Posted: 6 December 2014 Time: 14:14

Mpumalanga Black Aces heaped more misery on bottom club AmaZulu with a 3-1 victory over the Durban-based outfit on Saturday night.

Aces, who had goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane sent off in the 65th minute, prevailed via goals from Tendai Ndoro, S'boniso Gumede and Eddie Ngalo, while Goodman Dlamini netted for the hosts at Princess Magogo Stadium.

The match pitted AmaZayoni boss Clive Barker against his nephew Steve for the first time since the latter took charge of Usuthu late last month.

Victory lifted Aces to sixth on the Absa Premiership table with 20 points from 14 games - 16 points adrift of leaders Kaizer Chiefs, and 13 points ahead of AmaZulu.

AmaZulu had the first shot in anger, with Tshepo Liphoko getting an effort on target in the fifth minute, but Mabokgwane made a comfortable save.

The teams went on to trade chances throughout the first half, with strikers Bornwell Mwape and Bongani Ndulula looking dangerous for the home side, while Aces’ Ndoro and Collins Mbesuma were a genuine threat.

In fact, Ndoro was the man who opened the scoring just before half time. The Zimbabwean striker scored direct from a free-kick to put the visitors ahead.

Shortly after the restart it was 2-0 to AmaZayoni, as defender Gumede headed home from an Onyekachi Okonkwo corner.

AmaZulu reacted by shifting their formation, sending on Ayanda Dlamini and Carlington Nyadombo from the bench.

The former made an immediate impact, setting up his namesake G. Dlamini to score past Mabokgwane and reduce the deficit to 2-1 in the 55th minute.

However, on the hour-mark, Aces restored their two-goal lead. Ngalo got on the end of Aubrey Ngoma’s corner and headed home the visitors’ third goal.

The match took yet another twist soon after as Mabokgwane received a second yellow card for time-wasting and was sent off for an early shower.

With a numerical advantage, AmaZulu dominated the remainder of the match, but they were unable to find a way through Aces’ defence and substitute keeper Energy Murambadoro.

AWAY: Mpumalanga Black Aces

Coach: Clive Barker
Formation: four four two

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-12-06 17:25:03

Usuthu has been relegated!!!

posted: 2014-12-06 17:37:36

Amazulu hlala kwabafileyo ulinde abazokulandela ngama playoffs

posted: 2014-12-06 17:55:33

Too early amazulu will bounce back

posted: 2014-12-06 18:20:30

I don't think so ,once you are rooted at the bottom of the table all the other teams come for 3 points and if you play a team which is second from bottom you play a draw• bye bye amazulu

posted: 2014-12-06 20:06:21

A friendly warning to a coach who wants to succeed at amazulu, GET RID OF KAPINI IN GOALS

give rats a rattex
posted: 2014-12-07 04:24:19

Steve Barker took a big and hard decesion by joining. I don't see him rescue Amazulu where are in. But I will support him and his team through and through.

posted: 2014-12-07 17:10:56

Why the hell did Steve Barker join this team. His job was secured at Tuks, now he could be fired any time. Same mistake as the fake chinese( Cavin Johnson). Wish him all the best though as he is gentleman.

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