Johnson pleased with Mangosuthu Legacy Cup display

AmaZulu FC head coach Cavin Johnson has praised his side’s performance against Mamelodi Sundowns on 13 October at the Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Regional Stadium despite losing out on the trophy aimed at honouring the Prince of Phindangene in Ulundi.

The match had all the attributes for a high profile encounter but rain threatened to dampen the occasion prior to kickoff causing delays.

Both team’s coaches Johnson and stand in head coach from Sundowns Manqoba Mngqithi, were able to lead their respective sides to an end to end display which finally produced a 2-1 scoreline.

“It was a good game, we worked hard and we had many chances.”

“What a game to play for the prince. We put up a good game of football credit to sundowns,” he said.

Sundowns were gifted an early lead by Lye Lakay through a set piece. AmaZulu however pulled one back through a penalty converted by Siyabonga Nomvethe, however Sundowns took the lead for a second time through Themba Zwane who scored in the 54th minute.

The evergreen Bhele, who returned to the starting line – up echoed coach Johnson’s sentiments on the game.

“I think it was a good game of football even though we lost, the most important thing is we enjoyed ourselves in front of a very appreciative crowd here in Ulundi,” said Nomvethe.

Usuthu swing back into action on 23 October in the Telkom Knockout Challenge Last 16 at King Zwelithini Stadium where they square off against Cape Town City.

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