Pirates steal victory over AmaZulu

After dominating the entire match it ended up being Orlando Pirates who left the pitch smiling with three points after a 2-1 win over AmaZulu on Wednesday.

Not being able to maintain a lead continues to be AmaZulu’s weakness as they remain last on the log, whilst Pirates maintain their fourth spot behind Bidvest Wits.

A late goal from Kermit Erasmus diminished AmaZulu’s hopes of walking away with at least a point after Mbulelo Mabizela had handed them the lead at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night.

AmaZulu came to this match desperate for nothing but a win and they showed no respect to Orlando Pirates as they dominated the entire first half.

In the second half AmaZulu continue to attack and showed more hunger to win this match by getting a goal.

Mbulelo Mabizela’s experience was displayed when he took a header from Marc Van Heerden’s free kick, putting AmaZulu into a 1-0 lead against his first professional football club.

Whilst the mood was high, it was Majoro who spoiled everything with a goal that he scored against his old team in the 71st minute.

In the last minutes of the match it was Kermit Erasmus who buried Usuthu with a shot after receiving a ball from Majoro, extending Pirates’ unbeaten run to five matches and increasing his goals to six for this season so far.

AmaZulu (0) 1 (Mabizela 66’)

Pirates (0) 2 (Majoro 71’, Erasmus 90+1’)

AmaZulu: Murambadoro, Johannes, Mabizela, Nyadombo, Van Heerden, Mwedihanga, Arwuah (Ooko 60’), G Dlamini, Ntuli (A Dlamini 83’), Mwape, Ndulula (Hlanti 62’)

Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo, Gcaba, Sangweni, Jele, Matlaba, Sarr, Manyisa, Myeni, Makola (Rakhale 56’), Majoro (Ntshumayelo 90’), Bacela (Erasmus 65’)

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