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Premier Soccer League match report Mpumalanga Black Aces 2 AmaZulu 0

Posted: 19 February 2014 Time: 19:15

Mpumalanga Black Aces defeated AmaZulu 2-0 on Wednesday night, with Themba Zwane and Mabhuti Khenyeza striking either side of the break at Mbombela Stadium.

Man of the Match Khenyeza set up Zwane for a 43rd minute opener, and then doubled the lead in the 64th minute after being teed up by Clifford Mulenga. 

After a quiet start from both teams, the first shot in anger arrived from Nkosinathi Mthiyane in the 21st minute, but the AmaZulu attacker put his effort over the crossbar and failed to trouble Jackson Mabokgwane in Aces’ goal.

The hosts created their first attempt from a corner kick in the 28th minute. Mbulelo Mabizela’s cross resulted in Clifford Ngobeni having a sight of goal, but the AmaZayoni midfielder put his shot over the target.

Six minutes later Aces worked another opportunity in attack and Khenyeza was able to get a shot away, but the ball drifted wide of the left-hand post and posed no challenge for goalkeeper Philani Zikalala.

As the half neared its end the hosts were dominating play and managed to break the deadlock through Zwane. The midfielder beat Zikalala with a right-footed finish after latching onto a pass from Khenyeza, leaving Aces 1-0 up at the break.

AmaZulu looked for a quick reply soon after the restart in the second half, but former Ajax Cape Town midfielder Nhlanhla Shabalala directed his shot wide of the target in the 49th minute.

However, Aces were soon back on the front foot and threatened a second goal through Thabo Qalinge, who shot over the bar on the hour-mark, while substitute Mulenga also missed the target a couple of minutes later.

The hosts, though, doubled their advantage soon after. The lively Mulenga provided a cross for Khenyeza, who was able to direct a header beyond the reach of Zikalala to make it 2-0 and put AmaZayoni in complete control of the match.

Livefyre comments on this story...

posted: 2014-02-19 17:53:48


posted: 2014-02-19 19:43:48

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebe usuthu kuzolunga

posted: 2014-02-19 20:02:52

this is going 2 b a long gud nyt 4 me, double barrel one..."Amakhosi + Amazion Ajabulile"...

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-02-19 20:06:16

I am happy for my home team Amazayoni.

posted: 2014-02-20 05:52:31

It seems Amazulu will also join the relegation fight but if they can manage 4 wins from now on they will be safe. Teams like Aces and PLK City have a very good home record and they are bad travellers. I wonder who will really face the chop 

posted: 2014-02-20 06:36:35

eronrag You wish.......................

posted: 2014-02-20 06:39:34

Its clear Barker knows us like a back of his hand. We lost to him while at Wits, now we have lost 2 times against him at Aces.

posted: 2014-02-20 06:40:00

thabani You can say that again my brother. Craig has done a wonderful job.

yellow machine
posted: 2014-02-20 08:29:48

I jst wish Mabaso nd Zwane can be sold out to Mpumalanga team coz they are both pillars of strength in that team. These are the boys tht were promoted by Neeskeens nd their work rate is high. I don't want a situation like tht of Rama plays gud for Tuks being recalled to sit on the bench no. Let this young talent enjoy their football @Amazayoni instead of frustrating them @Chloorkop.

posted: 2014-02-20 10:29:41

arrows will face the chop

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