AmaZulu edge out Free State Stars


AmaZulu overcame Free State Stars 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday.

As a result, Usuthu marked their return to the elite league with a victory thanks to captain Tapelo Nyongo’s well taken penalty.

Usuthu suffered a blow just 13 minutes into the match as their new signing Sadat Ouro-Akoriko was red-carded.

The giant Togolese international was sent for a dangerous tackle on Stars centre forward Allen Nono.

Nono, who hails from Gabon, was replaced by debutant Siphelele Mthembu 11 minutes later due to an injury.

Despite being one man short, Usuthu played good football – pushing forward as they looked to break the deadlock.

AmaZulu managed to contain Stars until the match referee blew the half-time break and the score was at half-time.

Stars pressed AmaZulu after the restart as they looked to break the deadlock, but the home side were dangerous on the counter-attack.

The visitors also lost a man in the late stages of the match as Sifiso Mbhele was red carded for a dangerous tackle on Thembela Sikhakhane.

AmaZulu winger Ovidy Karuru was then brought down in the Stars box and the referee did not hestitate to point on the penalty spot.

Tapelo Nyongo converted from the from spot-kick in the 87th minute and AmaZulu emerged 1-0 winners.

AmaZulu (0) 1 (Nyongo 87′)
FS Stars (0) 0

AmaZulu: Pule, Mtsweni, Ouro-Akoriko, Sikhakhane, Nyongo, Morton, Darpoh, Zungu (Mngqibisa 67′), Karuru, Ramphele (L.Dlamini 79′), Khenyeza.

FS Stars: Sangare, Masehe, Mahamutsa, Mbhele, Jantjie, Mashego, Teyise, Vilakazi, Venter, Dlamini (Hlubi 59′), Nono (Mthembu 24′).

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2 comments on “AmaZulu edge out Free State Stars
  1. SIKHUMBUZO R Zikhali says:

    We are happy for the good start of the Amazulu hoping that this win will boost their confidence and in the next game in Port Elizabeth they will do their best a point is better than nothing in an away game, a win is a bonus so keep it up Bafana baseMbelebeleni.

  2. Thokozani Thusi says:

    well done to Usuthu olumabhesha nkone. siyabonga

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