Ncube fires Usuthu past Celtic


AmaZulu FC defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

As a result, Usuthu moved up to the 12th spot on the league table, while Phunya Sele Sele remained ninth on the standings.

Usuthu contained Phunya Sele Sele, who were pushing for an early goal, in the opening stages of the encounter.

However, Celtic managed to open the scoring on the half-hour mark following a good move by Lehlohonolo Seema’s men.

Lucky Baloyi set-up Siphelele Luthuli, who beat AmaZulu goalkeeper Neil Boshoff to make it 1-0 to Celtic.

Josef Vukusic’s men fought back and they did restore parity four minutes before the half-time break.

Bonginkosi Ntuli netted his eighth league of the goal to make it 1-1 with Sphesihle Maduna grabbing an assist.

Celtic and AmaZulu were locked at 1-1 at the interval.

Usuthu started the second-half brightly with first-half substitute Bongolezwe Ncube working hard in midfield for the visitors.

The Zimbabwe international managed to hand AmaZulu the lead for the first time just after the hour mark.

Siyethemba Sithebe set-up Ncube, who made no mistake as he beat Jackson Mabokgwane in the Celtic goal-posts to make 2-1 to AmaZulu.

Seema reacted by introducing Mpusana Tani and Rendani Ndou as the hosts looked to grab a late equalising goal.

However, the visitors stood firm at the back in the closing stages of the match and ultimately, AmaZulu emerged 2-1 winners over Celtic.

Celtic (1) 1 (Luthuli 30′)
AmaZulu (1) 2 (Ntuli 41′, Ncube 63′)

Celtic: Mabokgwane, Mashikinya (Ndou 73′), Ngobeni, Rikhotso, Baloyi (Tani 71′), Khasipe, Potsane (Ramasimong 61′), Luthuli, Tchilimbou, Letsoalo, Phalane.
AmaZulu: Boshoff, Darpoh, Mabiliso (Masilela 64′), Morton, Booysen, Maduna, Vilakazi, Sithebe, Chawapiwa (M.Gumede 75′), Ncobeni (Ncube 44′), Ntuli.

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One comment on “Ncube fires Usuthu past Celtic
  1. Nhlanhla Mpondi says:

    Well done Green Machine well deserved win. You gave us supporters something to smile for.,enjoy your short holidays we will see you on the 4th of next month.

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