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20/02/2008 19:30

Goalscorer Musa Bilankulu.

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Bilankulu strike sinks Usuthu

Posted: 20 February 2008 Time: 17:26

Musa Bilankulu scored the only goal of the game to hand Golden Arrows a vital 1-0 win over AmaZulu in an Absa Premiership match at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Although the hosts made most of the early running, it was Arrows who created the first real chance of the game in 19th minute when they launched a quick counter-attack through Papi Zothwane, who played Mauricio Pequenino clear on the right, and the Mozambican then played in Abia Nale, but the striker’s first time shot was superbly saved by Kalililo Kakonje.

AmaZulu continued pushing forward, but failed to penetrate the solid Arrows defence.

The match remained goalless at the break.

Arrows looked more positive in the second half and deservedly went ahead in the 51st minute when Bilankulu headed home at the near post from a Joseph Musondo cross.

Usuthu almost drew level in the 75th minute when Pere Ariweriyai rose highest to head Masoeng Sillo’s corner goalwards, unfortunately, his effort was too close to Arrows keeper Nkosana Maseko, who made a comfortable save.

Arrows should have doubled their lead in the 87th minute when Kakonje parried substitute Thabiso Gopane’s effort straight at Pequenino, but the midfielder sent his effort wide of an open goal from six yards out.

AmaZulu managed to launch one more attack on the Arrows goal before the end, but Belux Kasongo sent his header from Mohammed-Awal Issah’s free-kick, just over the crossbar, and with that went the final chance of the game.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:01 am
Barker may well have lost this one but for a change he had a different squad except for Mkhwanazi. The youngerster is not doing well. Against Sundowns, he made an error and was luck that the difender fumbled the ball which resulted in a goal. The kicks like someone frightened in front of goals. If Usuthu lose against Celtics it will be sucked into relegation mud.
Mabhiza
posted: 10:56 am
Really it is getting out of hand, I do hear some fans saying Dlamini must resign as manager, that is not correct. Anyway he does not choose players for the games, the culprits are Barker and Faya, please guys start with Mpho and Ngwenya upfront, and put Shoes in the middle together with Issa, Mabaso and Litha. We can beat Celtic.
Anonymous
posted: 10:32 pm
AMAZULU have Sokhela who has the love of the team at heart. The problem is that it looks like he cannot make decisions on who to fire and hire. If not the case there are people within the team who do not take notice of/recognise who he is in the team. Are the sponsors having stronger decisions than him? Does he still need Barker in the team? Is he prepared to lose Toyota, Reebok and other potential sponsors just by bowing to Spar-confidante and harbouring the presence of Faya and Clive who have just lost three games in succession as they did last year when Leal intervened? I was looking with an eagle eye that Chiefs might fire Ertu and see what the managers will do. I know the problem is money with AMAZULU in acquiring better coaches seeing the way you are so brave to keep a coach who has reached the ceiling of his knowhow.You are waiting for the team to lose eight matches and then expect to win the remaining games by promising players bonuses so that they play their hearts out without strategies and techniques. They will be running for money but not enjoying the game not feeling pleased with what they have been employed to do and without pride of being in the Premier League but having the obligation of fighting relegation. The ultimate aim will be to save the team from relegation through the product of scrappy minds and deliberate wrong decisions and finance hoarding. Who is pulling the shorts in the team Sokhela or Spar and Graeme? Issa not forceful and Biyela no direction losing the ball in very dangerous area.Why not rest him. Sokhela fire Faya and Barker or take them for counter attact coaching lessons and decision making course.
Anonymous
posted: 02:48 pm
ISSA
kaizer chiefs must try to by the best players not to depend on the players that are out of contract kaizer must look for the fresh blood around africa we are sick&tired of these old crocks nzamas and the cabinet
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