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AmaZulu strike late to down SuperSport

Posted: 28 January 2014 Time: 19:11

Ayanda Dlamini scored in the dying minutes of the game to hand AmaZulu a 1-0 win over SuperSport United at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Tuesday night.

Matsatsantsa missed a golden opportunity to go second, which they would have done with a win over Usuthu, who leapfrog United on the log.
 
Cavin Johnson made no fewer than four changes to the side that beat Orlando Pirates 2-1 last time out.
 
With Edwin Gyimah, David Mathebula and Bradley Grobler out due to injury, Thabiso Nkoana, Mame Niang and Morne Nel were included in the starting XI, while there was also a debut for 18-year-old Skhumbuzo Mazibuko.
 
Nkoana and debutant Mazibuko went close for the home side early on, with both flashing their respective efforts just wide of Zikalala’s post.

Bongani Ndlula brushed Rowen Williams' left-hand post in the 19th minute, in what was Usuthu’s first chance at goal.
 
Then Mazibuko went even closer for the hosts five minutes later. The Matsatsantsa youth product lost his marker before directing a powerful effort past Zikalala but not the crossbar.
 
AmaZulu should’ve had the lead at the break, were it not for a great save from Williams. A flowing move from the right flank ended with Ayanda Dlamini who somehow failed to find the back of the net from point-blank range.
 
The home side continued to spend a large portion of the match in their own half but Matsatsantsa looked dangerous on the counter.
 
Sibusiso Khumalo’s potent effort from range on the hour mark looked destined for the back of the net but Zikalala was well positioned and gathered the ball with ease.
 
Morne Nel then went close for Matsatsantsa in the 70th minute – a cheeky chip seemed to have Zikalala beaten but the ball landed on the roof of the net.
 
Then Ayanda Dlamini stunned the home crowd in the 87th minute. Bevan Fransman’s misplaced pass was precisely played straight back into the area by Bongi Macala; Dlamini gathered the pass before burying the ball past Williams, 1-0.
 
Benett Chenene and Dino Ndlovu had opportunities to rescue a point for the hosts late on but failed to find the back of the net.
 
The win for Usuthu moves them up to fourth place on the Premiership log while United slip down into fifth.

Morne Nel was the Absa Man of the Match.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Mthinayi Bugs Killer
posted: 2014-01-29 05:41:07

Usuthuuuuuuuuu! Hebe!

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-01-29 05:50:42

this should be a concern for SA soccer because these teams dig deeper and deeper when they are playing big teams and they then become mediocre when they play so called small teams...this isn't good at all. you'd sign some players when they are playing against OP and Chiefs but then when they are playing small teams hhayi khona, uyamangala what you were seeing in that player.

K bhaka
posted: 2014-01-29 06:11:36

Velibanti that's the problem in SA even chiefs and pirates players are guilty of it, hence Bafana is struggling against Nigeria but they will give Spain and Brazil a tough time 

K bhaka
posted: 2014-01-29 06:14:28

Mpiyakhe2 Zungu is it still paining you that Manyama chose SSU over chips, any team has a right to win,lose or draw. deal with it bro. not every player wants to play for chips or pirates, look at the boy Mthiyane that pirates wanted and he simply chose Amazulu

NATURENABOY
posted: 2014-01-29 06:17:40

Cavin"Mr Fluke" Johnson...........you words must be followed by action on the field.Why not swallow your pride and play Shuffle Pule?.

K.I.C (Khosiologyst)
posted: 2014-01-29 06:21:56

"Carol, One Moment, There Was a Zulu On My Stoep, and he took all 3 cows , i mean points" - Cavin Johnson.....akuna muntu la, this is a guy who idolizes Roger De Sa....mxm 

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-01-29 06:29:40

K bhaka

yah, once they play for kaizer Chiefs or Pirates they don't want to push themselves to the next level, they feel the have made it, this is really a concern. you know watching Spanish teams and English teams (forgive me, these are the leagues we are exposed to) you can see that 'small' teams are not so small and when they play against each other it becomes a very interesting game but here on our soil watching a game involving 'small' teams is sleep inducing at times...question is, what can be done to solve this?

nqantiza
posted: 2014-01-29 06:29:41

inyokana eluhlazana mabona bulawe

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-01-29 06:36:44

K bhakaMpiyakhe2 Zungu

''any team has a right to win,lose or draw.'' 

hhayi Bhakaniya, i can tell you are a comrade and you are fighting for your rights...heheheheheh...

Nipsy
posted: 2014-01-29 06:43:15

yellow machine

Stop wishing. Chiefs will collect all points until CAF games start, so that we remain number one on the log even when we have games on hand because of CAF.

Nipsy
posted: 2014-01-29 06:45:47

Small teams issues mxm. Kickoff please give us real news

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-01-29 06:48:36

Khosiologyst  

I liked the way Craig corrected Carol when she congratulated him on being number 5 and Roslee kept on repeating 4...4...

usuthu
posted: 2014-01-29 06:51:20

Hebe Usuthu! well done to my team for a splendid display against SuperSport United, mission top 4 is well on the cards.

TheBestB
posted: 2014-01-29 06:59:01

Where was David "DVD" Mathebula coach???

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-01-29 07:00:33

TheBestB "With Edwin Gyimah, David Mathebula and Bradley Grobler out due to injury"


Ignorance is no excuse.

Mriyo (Moving To Discows)
posted: 2014-01-29 07:03:45

There is this boy called Kulegani Madondo at Amazulu,that boy is a marvel to watch n reminds me of our Jali.If there is ever a need to bolster our MD at Bucs then this is the man to be bought from Amazulu.His ball wining n distribution is excellent n i dont know y cowches like GI always overlook this boys.

K bhaka
posted: 2014-01-29 07:15:25

VelibantiK bhakaMpiyakhe2 Zungu its just that we fans are not thinking properly sometimes, we just want wins all the way, look at Spain,number one in the world and they lost to bafana who were number 59 or so. in life we win some and lose some and that a right we all have, some of this guys lose all the time and yet they expect teams to win all the time, while they fail to do so in their lives


Treble champ "Superbrand"
posted: 2014-01-29 07:20:11

lol I enjoyed Cavin's interview after the match......We controlled the entire game they had only 2 shots and one a goal. Amazulu played the same bus parking kak football Superport played against us. What goes around comes around, talking about being fed your own medicine Johnson!!!!

GinoFeelo Balotelli
posted: 2014-01-29 07:26:18

Thank you....Ayanda "Cobra"

Usuthu olumabhesh' ankone...Inyoka eluhlazana madoda...

My 2nd favorite team in the PSL...Halala

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-01-29 07:39:53

GinoFeelo Balotelli 

GFB my man; how did you feel when we hammered them 4-1 in December? 

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