AmaZulu continued with their good winning form as they beat Free State Stars 1-0 through Mbulelo Mabizela’s goal at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday in their Absa Premiership encounter.
Although this victory still see Usuthu in the bottom of the league but they have managed to close the gap.
From the first five minute of the match AmaZulu showed that they need the full points. It was Bornwell Mwape who wasted an opportunity to create a scoring chance but did not pass the ball to his captain Johannes as he tried to turn and hit.
Bafana Bafana player Bongani Ndulula who had not been starting of late for Usuthu also took another chance to waste as he carried the ball for too long.
In the 33 minute Free State Stars goalkeeper Mathole made a great save denying Goodman Dlamini a goal.
The last chance for Usuthu before end of the first half was created by Mwape who supplied a cross but Ndulula could not reach it.
This saw the two teams going to the break on a goalless draw.
Second half began with no changes from both the sides.
Danny Venter tried to break in but AmaZulu were too solid with Man of the Match Van Heerden playing his heart out.
After a lot of effort trying to search for a goal Mbulelo Mabizela finally got rewarded as he netted in a rebound in the 54 minute giving Usuthu a 1-0 lead.
Free State Stars kept on searching for an equalizer but things did not go their way as AmaZulu maintained the 1-0 lead.
Van Heerden supplied another set piece but this time Mabizela’s header went over the cross bar.
In the 71 minute Free State Stars had a chance to equalize but Venter failed to make a solid final touch.
Mwape came close to finding the back of the net for AmaZulu but his long range shot hit the side pole in the 85 minute.
AmaZulu 1 ( Mabizela 54’)
Free State Stars 0
AmaZulu: Murambadoro, Pietersen ( Hlanti 22’), VHeerden, Mabizela, O-Akoriko, Johannes, Arwuah (T Dlamini 77’), Dlamini G, Nyongo, Ndulula, Mwape ( Madondo 87’)
FS Stars: Mathole, Sankara, Cardoso, Kerspuy ( Adam 79’), Angula, Masehe, Mashego, Tlhone (Henyekane 70’), Masana ( Thethane 51’), Venter, Sekola.Share