Feast of goals in King’s Cup


The tournament is part of Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini’s 60th birthday celebrations, with proceeds being donated to various charity organisations in KwaZulu-Natal.

The KwaZulu-Natal derby between Thanda and AmaZulu was a seven-goal thriller, with AmaZulu taking the game 4-3, while Sundowns came back from a goal down to take their opener 3-1, despite having nine players missing on international duty.

Peter Ndlovu opened the scoring for Thanda in the 25th minute, before Thabo Mabaso equalised for AmaZulu in the 29th. In the 36th Bernard Parker made it 2-1 to Thanda, but they didn’t hold on to their lead for long as Myron Shongwe made it 2-2 just three minutes later.

One minute into the second half, Mohammed-Awal Issa scored for AmaZulu, before Ndlovu got his brace in the 66th. Sean Dundee closed the scoring in the 90th minute for a 4-3 win for AmaZulu.

In the second game of the day, Brazilian signing Fabricio Rodrigues opened the scoring for Wits in the 24th minute, before Manqoba Ngwenya equalised in the 40th minute to take the game to half-time at 1-1.

Sundowns came back strongly in the second half, with Benedict Vilakazi scoring in the 70th minute, and Lerato Chabangu in the 75th, to win 3-1.

The two winners go on to meet each other in the Final, kicking off at 4.30 today (Sunday).