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06/03/2013 19:30

AmaZulu sneak in at the death

AmaZulu beat Platinum Stars 1-0 in the League

Posted: 6 March 2013 Time: 09:40 pm

AmaZulu recorded back-to-back victories in the League when they defeated Platinum Stars 1-0 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night.

Njabulo Manqana scored the only goal of the match in added time to help Usuthu secure a much-needed home win.

The away side came close to taking an early lead when Tintswalo Tshabalala was left unmarked at the far post to receive a corner from Thuso Phala, but he could only send his shot over the target.

Ten minutes later it was Phala who was given too much space to run into the box on the left, but his shot found the foot of the near post.

Then in the 26th minute it was the home side who had a great chance to take the lead when Goodman Dlamini picked out Ayanda Dlamini inside the box, but he could only send his header over the crossbar.

The visitors rattled the woodwork yet again on the stroke of half time as Enocent Mkhabela could only watch his effort clipping the upright with Tapuwa Kapini scrambling to get across.

The second half started at high tempo with Dikwena creating the first threat in the 53rd minute, but Henrico Botes saw his shot blocked by a defender before Vuyo Mere fired straight at the goalkeeper.

Then in the 59th minute Ayanda Dlamini managed to get his shot on target after receiving a pass from Kulegani Madondo, but his effort lacked the pace to trouble Siyabonga Mpontshane.

A minute later substitute Lindokuhle Mbatha almost caught Kapini off his line with a brilliant curler, but the Amazulu goalkeeper recovered well to palm the ball over the crossbar.

Usuthu had yet another chance in the 81st minute when Marc Van Heerden ran with the ball from inside his own half, but the fullback could only fire his shot against the crossbar.

Nonetheless, Craig Rosslee’s men did eventually find the winner deep into added time as Kagiso Senamela found Manqana inside, who calmly slotted the ball past Mpontshane to send the home crowd into raptures.

HOME: AmaZulu

  • 99 Tapuwa Kapini
  • 6 Tamsanqa Teyise
  • 8 Marc van Heerden
  • 33 Carlington Nyadombo
  • 3 Goodman Dlamini
    76 mins - Stanley Kgatla
  • 5 Khulekani Madondo
  • 10 Njabulo Manqana
  • 12 Joseph Molangoane
    60 mins - Thokozani Mshengu
  • 17 Luyanda Hlongwa
  • 27 Andile Khumalo
    55 mins - Kagiso Senamela
  • 11 Ayanda Dlamini

AWAY: Platinum Stars

  • 23 Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • 2 Vuyo Mere
  • 12 Enocent Mkhabela
  • 20 Benson Mhlongo
  • 27 Tshepo Gumede
    23 mins - Thabiso Semenya
  • 31 Luvolwethu Mpeta
  • 3 Sibusiso Msomi
  • 13 Thuso Phala
    71 mins - Patrick Malokase
  • 14 Tintswalo Tshabalala
    57 mins - Lindokuhle Mbatha
  • 21 Henrico Botes
  • 21 Thabani Mthembu

Previous comments on this story...

Msejaa
posted: 09:44 pm
Bye Bye Platinum Stars
Nkomazifinest
posted: 09:45 pm
Amazulu survived relagation
NO STRESS AMAKHOSI ATHUKUTHELE ABT TAU
posted: 09:49 pm
Thanks Amazulu
SmartBoy5:Amakhosi For Eternity
posted: 10:32 pm
m hapi 4 Amazulu
mr_shange
posted: 10:41 pm
its official the wheels are off..........p.stars is more like Bugs who ddnt have wheels at all dis season since we closing it on sarterday
masese4khosi
posted: 10:59 pm
Heeeeeeeeeebe, usuthu!
Francois
posted: 11:44 pm
Dean Furman - Anything can happen in Football, but I dont think Bafana is Good enough to qualify for the 2014 World Cup
twalop@cput.ac.za
posted: 08:10 am
This is Chiefs and Bucs show I love it back to the olden days where they use to dominate S A football.Downs now were to be found
MOTSEPE SHISA BOI
posted: 08:16 am
Heeeeeebe uSuuuuuuuuuuuuthu wemabhakabhaka kwenzejan. Loooooooooooool
rexi wa lekhosi
posted: 11:48 am
well its now two horse race.....craig roslee came in the right time he has really instilled discipline to amazulu side............
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