Benni on high after last-minute win


AmaZulu coach Benni McCarthy was beaming with energy after his team secured a last-gasp victory in a dramatic 4-3 win over Bloemfontein Celtic.

Usuthu produced another decent performance to record their third consecutive victory in a seven-goal thriller at Kings Park Stadium.

McCarthy was left overexcited in the end thanks to Tapelo Xoki's last-minute free-kick winner as it was 3-3 in stoppage after they let Siwelele come back from two goals down.

"For a Tuesday night to get the game that we just witnessed, it's been interesting, it's been exciting, it had drama, it had everything," McCarthy said reacting to the victory.

"I'm just overly happy that we managed to come away with all three points because we deserved it, from the first game we played them when we got a draw and today we showed just a little bit more grit and we scored more goals so, fantastic."

McCarthy also had praise for Siwelele, whom he believes are tough customers that can punish you if you are not on top of your game.

"What a great team to play against, Bloem Celtic are very open, very attack-minded so you know they make you play your football, you go at them and they also come at you," he said.

"If your defence it not watertight you're going to end up conceding and we conceded three goals, something that we want to work on and we want to get better.

"Because if we are to challenge the bigger teams we can't concede three goals the way we did after cruising in the match the way that we did."

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