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Tembu Royals FC beat AmaZulu 2-1 at King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night

Posted: 27 February 2013 Time: 21:27

AmaZulu failed to reach the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup as they went down 2-1 to Tembu Royals at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.

Sechaba Mofokeng and Zukisa Ginya scored for Royals before Joseph Malongoane reduced the deficit for Usuthu on the hour mark.

The home side had the early half-chances from setpieces with Sifiso Vilakazi heading over the target in the 4th minute, while Phumlani Mhamha was denied by a good block from the goalkeeper four minutes later.

Then it was the visitors who started to threaten when going forward with Vuyani Nojiya forcing a good low save from Mbongeni Mzimela with a long range effort in the 12th minute.

Then ten minutes later Royals eventually made Usuthu pay for failing to clear their lines as Mofokeng beat Mzimela with a cracking shot from the edge of the box to hand his side a 1-0 lead going into the break.

Craig Rosslee then reacted by making two changes with Njabulo Manqana and Khulegani Madondo coming on straight after the break to replace Nyiko Tshabangu and Sifiso Vilakazi.

However, Usuthu found themselves on the back foot straight after the restart but Mzimela did well to block Thobile Mkhize’s shot at the near post.

Royals did however extend their advantage moments later when Ginya nodded the ball home after the home side had failed to deal with a corner.

The hosts almost struck from a corner at the other end in the 59th minutes, but Namibian international Willem Mwedihanga saw his powerful header cleared off the line.

Usuthu did eventually find the back of the net a minute later as Malongoane collected a pass from Kagiso Senamela and raced past defenders before tucking the ball in off the inside of the post.

The speedy winger was in the thick of things again in the 69th minute, but this time his effort ricocheted off a defender before crashing against the crossbar.

Then in the 76th minute Stanley Kgatla came close to leveling matters for his side after he was set up by Malongoane, but he fired wide of the target.

Royals goalkeeper Gogo made a brilliant save in the 86th minute as he blocked a point-blank header from substitute Makhosonke Bhengu to keep his side in the lead going into the final minutes.

Usuthu did manage to create more opportunities with Malongoane causing problems running in from the right, but Bhengu and Manqana failed to nudge his low cross into an open net in the 90th minute.

The winger had another chance to send the match into extra time in the final minute of added time, but this time he sent his shot crashing against the sidenetting.

AmaZulu: Mzimela, Hlongwa, VHeerden, Mhamha, Mwedihanga, Kgatla, Senamela, Tshabangu, Molangoane, Vilakazi,

Tembu Royals: Gogo, Ginya, Flara, Jojo, Mhlana, Dukada, Nojiya, Mofekeng, Mkize, Gebeda, Spelman

Other Nedbank Cup results:

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Black Leopards 5-4 Cape Town All Stars

Abbas Amidu scored four times for Leopards in the 5-4 extra-time in Polokwane.

Previous comments on this story...

Nwa Owerri
posted: 07:44 am
South African and their hate and fear problems http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/durington-oscar-pistorius-and-south-africa-s-culture-of-fear-1.4721367
posted: 07:58 am
Up the greens!! Tembu play an attractive football compared to that of Orlando Pirates. My only problem is their fitness levels, first half they showed a good fighting spirit but they dropped it on the second half. Wish you all the best, I hope you won't meet the Naturena train anytime soon. We all know that you will be humiliated if you do, remember we are not Orlando Pirates!
posted: 08:14 am
Amazulu deserves what they got. They also deserve the position they occupy currently on the log. They are not exciting to watch at all.
posted: 09:24 am
Rax (Tembu royals coach) has wrote his name in the history books by beating a PSL Team. O i wish it was kaizer chiefs.

Mondli nearly ( Blackburn Rovers coach) nearly qualified them to PSL.

This means there people in that small town of South Africa who have football brains.

But SAFA means killing. They are killing the talented coaches i have mentioned above

Are there any programms in place by SAFA to develop theses coaches. If the answer is yes. Are they effective.

We have seen a young Baroka FC coach beating the so called biggest teams in SA. Where is he now

The coach of Maluti FET college gave football presantation to double treble champions of SA. What is SAFA going to do about it.

Why are not developing our ourches so that they can compete against our europan counter parts.

For as long as Kaizer Motaung believes that the there is local coach who can coach Kaizer Chiefs, these coaches do not have bright future. Funny thing is 10 league titles were won by local coaches.
Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 10:07 am
@ Mafemvula; correction ndod'akuthi, Kaizer Motaung said, "there are currently two coaches that can can coach KC, but were both tied with their clubs". If you take into account the time period between that time and now, there could be 4 or maybe 5 coaches that can coach KC by now, but Kaizer was informed by the current poor performance of coaches at the time. I hope this helps many others as well.
4m Toothless 2 Vampire
posted: 11:12 am
@Magaya 1 Thank you mfowethu, uyalazi idiski... Awukhonkothi nje like a Malutilated rat. Uyasazi i story sakho. Even at the moment there are only two SA coaches that may or might suceed at Chiefs, viz. Komphela and Hunt, the rest bafile and abazi niks...namely Rosslee, De Sa, Mosimane, Johnson, Barker Snr and Jnr, Mgqithi, etc.
posted: 01:47 pm
Amazulu wil b competing in NFD season
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