Platinum Stars
  • Carlington Nyadombo [o.g.] (45)
  • Robert Ng'ambi (69)
2 - 1
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
29/09/2012 15:00
AmaZulu
  • (50) Ayanda Dlamini

Luvolwethu Mpeta of Platinum Stars celebrates after his cross was deflected into an own-goal

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Ng'ambi winner breaks Usuthu hearts

Match report: Platinum Stars beat AmaZulu

Posted: 29 September 2012 Time: 4:13 pm

Malawian star Robert Ng'ambi scored a powerful header to separate the sides as Platinum Stars beat AmaZulu 2-1, giving Usuthu plenty to think about.

When Roger Palmgren was out the country attending to personal matters in midweek, assistant coach Fani Madida steered AmaZulu to a win over Moroka Swallows, their first of the season.

But with the head coach back in the hot seat, they were not able to produce the goods.

The match was played in 28 degrees heat on a perfect Royal Bafokeng Stadium surface, but the game itself was dull at times and not the greatest advert for football.

In the 20th minute, Stars counter-attacked swiftly and Mogakolodi Ngele got in a shot at goal, but Philani Zikalala kept out the danger.

In probably the best chance of the opening stanza, Thokozani Mshengu used his pace to get around the left-back, only to see his shot fly into the near post side netting.

Two minutes later Ayanda Dlamini flashed a right-footed shot across goal which looked destined for the bottom corner, but Siyabonga Mpontshane saved low to his right.

Then, inside the final minute of the half, Dikwena scored.

Luvolwethu Mpeta got free down the left and put in a fantastic cross with pace on it, which was steered into his own net by AmaZulu defender Carlington Nyadombo.

Former Amakhosi man Thuso Phala came on at the start of the second half and within one minute should have put his team further ahead, but dragged his shot across goal.

Then Usuthu replied in the 49th minute with an equaliser through Ayanda Dlamini, after a good early pass by Kagiso Senamela put him through on goal.

Then, with 20 minutes to go, Ng'ambi buried a powerful header past Zikalala after an excellent cross by Vuyo Mere on the right flank to hand Dikwena the win.

Article by: BackpageTxt

HOME: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 20 Benson Mhlongo
  • 27 Tshepo Gumede
  • 31 Luvolwethu Mpeta
  • 11 Mogakolodi Ngele
  • 12 Joseph Molangoane
    69 mins - Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • 14 Tintswalo Tshabalala
    46 mins - Thuso Phala
  • 22 Robert Ng'ambi
  • 28 Solomon Mathe
  • 20 Siphelele Mthembu
    74 mins - Henrico Botes

AWAY: AmaZulu

  • 1 Philani Zikalala
  • 8 Marc van Heerden
  • 33 Carlington Nyadombo
  • 0 Thokozani Mshengu
    66 mins - Bongani Mbhele
  • 5 Kulegani Madondo
    78 mins - Josef Lekata
  • 6 Stanley Kgatla
  • 20 Philani Cele
  • 32 Tsweu Mokoro
  • 11 Ayanda Dlamini
  • 21 Mkhokheli Dube
    66 mins - Goodman Dlamini
  • 32 Kagiso Senamela

Previous comments on this story...

lazarusr
posted: 05:44 pm
Fani mst lead usuthu as Head coach
ma-hd
posted: 05:44 pm
NO comment.
Myzuzu
posted: 07:38 am
this players for Amazulu wants the coach to be fired. They score own goals to ensure tht they get beaten. Madida and the players are backstabbing the coach.
Guilty
posted: 09:03 am
Is it that hard? Just fire hom n put Madida in charge............
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