MATCH CENTRE

SAT 13 APRIL 2019, 15:00, PRINCES MAGOGO STADIUM

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AmaZulu held by Arrows in KZN Derby

by Scent ition

Sun April 14, 17:58

AmaZulu FC were held to a 1-1 draw by Golden Arrows in an Absa Premiership match at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

As a result, Abafana Bes'thende moved up to ninth place on the league table, while Usuthu remained 11th on the standings.

The match got off to a lively start and it was Usuthu who broke the deadlock just 12 minutes into the KwaZulu-Natal Derby.

Sadat Ouro-Akoriko scored with a powerful header from Siyethemba Sithebe's corner-kick to make it 1-0 to AmaZulu.

However, the lead only lasted for six minutes as Abafana Bes'thende hit back through Divine Lunga.

The Zimbabwean left-back scored from close range to make it 1-1 for Arrows after Richard Matloga's free-kick had hit the crossbar.

The hosts had a great opportunity to make it 2-1 just before the half-hour mark, but somehow Sibusiso Sibeko missed the target.

The two teams were locked at 1-1 at half-time following a thrilling first-half.

It was end-to-end stuff after the restart as Arrows and AmaZulu searched for more goals.

The ball fell kindly for Michael Morton inside the Abafana Bes'thende box, but the Usuthu midfielder placed his effort over the crossbar.

At the other end, Siyabonga Dube came close to scoring when his effort hit the woodwork as AmaZulu survived a scare.

Arrows' second-half substitute Lerato Lamola was brought down by Ouro-Akoriko in the AmaZulu box in the 69th minute, but the referee waved play on.

Cavin Johnson, the AmaZulu coach, decided to introduce veteran forward Siyabonga Nomvethe as the visitors searched for a late winning goal.

However, the record PSL goalscorer could not find the winning goal, while AmaZulu goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha made a late save to deny Lunga - ensuring that the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Arrows (1) 1 (Lunga 18')
AmaZulu (1) 1 (Ouro-Akoriko 12')

AmaZulu: Mbaeva, Mzava, Bilankulu, Sibisi, Lunga, Dube (Jooste 78'), Venter, Phiri, Mathenjwa (Lamola 61'), Sibeko, Matloga (Mutizwa 46').

AmaZulu: Mbatha, Sikhakhane, Mabiliso, Ouro-Akoriko, Van Heerden, Morton, Ncube (Nomvethe 78'), Maduna (Chawapiwa 86'), Sithebe, Karuru (Ntsundwana 84'), Ntuli.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE PRINCES MAGOGO STADIUM
GOLDEN ARROWS GOALS AMAZULU GOALS
Divine Lunga (18') (1')
13. Sedat Ouro-Akoriko (12')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
GOLDEN ARROWS STARTING LINEUP AMAZULU STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
28
Defender
18'
0
Defender
5
Defender
5
Defender
12'
13
Defender
28
29
Defender
78'
14
Defender
33'
24
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
78'
6
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
29
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
46'
7
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
61'
40
Midfielder
86'
34
Midfielder
22
Forward/Striker
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Knox Mutizwa
Forward/Striker
46'
19
Siyabonga Nomvethe
Forward/Striker
78'
10
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
61'
41
Talent Chawapiwa
Midfielder
86'
7
Wayde Jooste
Midfielder
78'
17
CARDS
Thembela Sikhakhane
Defender
33'
24
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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