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Free State Stars beat AmaZulu in Durban

Posted: 24 November 2012 Time: 8:08 pm

AmaZulu's woeful season continued on Saturday after a 1-0 home defeat by Free State Stars.

Anver Esterhuizen scored the only goal of the game four minutes from time, heading home Tsietsi Mkhwanazi's cross.

The hosts were the better side in the first half, with Dumisani Zwane on target in the 17th minute, but his effort lacked the power to trouble Tshepo Motsoeneng.

Roger Palmgren's men spent a lot of time in Stars’ half, but failed to get behind the defence and were forced into taking shots from a distance.

Ten minutes later the ball fell for Carlington Nyadombo just outside the area, but he also failed to hit the target as his powerful strike went wide of the left post.

The second half saw Stars committing more men forward and they almost went ahead in the 46th minute, only for Dove Wome to lift his strike over the crossbar.

Lehlohonolo Thebakang had an even better effort five minutes later as he managed to beat goalkeeper Philani Zikalala from the left, but his shot came back off the upright.

The hosts then threatened at the other end, but failed to make it count as subsitute Josef Lekata was unable to reach a low cross from Ayanda Dlamini with less than ten minutes to play.

The visitors took advantage of that missed chance in the 86th minute when Esterhuizen ran ahead of his marker to head a cross from Mkhwanazi into the back of the net.

Usuthu had one last chance to grab a point in the 90th minute from a set-piece, but Marc Van Heerden saw his curled effort dipping just wide of the post.

HOME: AmaZulu

  • 1 Philani Zikalala
  • 6 Tamsanqa Teyise
  • 8 Marc van Heerden
  • 33 Carlington Nyadombo
  • 3 Dumisani Zwane
    90 mins - Thokozani Mshengu
  • 6 Stanley Kgatla
  • 20 Philani Cele
  • 27 Andile Khumalo
    68 mins - Josef Lekata
  • 32 Tsweu Mokoro
    90 mins - Bongani Mbhele
  • 38 Ramson Zhuwawo
  • 11 Ayanda Dlamini

AWAY: Free State Stars

  • 1 Tshepo Motsoeneng
  • 3 Daniel Cardoso
  • 7 Reuben Thebakang
    55 mins - Anver Esterhuizen
  • 13 Sadate Ouro Akoriko
  • 13 Tsietsi Mkwanazi
  • 5 Paulus Masehe
  • 11 Luyolo Nomandela
  • 15 Angelo Kerspuy
  • 16 Dove Wome
    89 mins - Coldrin Coetzee
  • 16 Enva Wiltwer
  • 9 Moeketsi Mvula
    84 mins - Thapelo Mkhatshwa

Previous comments on this story...

Champ Lekoelea
posted: 09:06 pm
Ningenwe yini????

Nxi this Club is a disgrace to KZN,please Act now!!!!
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