MATCH CENTRE

WED 01 NOVEMBER 2017, 19:30, KING ZWELITHINI STADIUM

1
VS
1

AmaZulu fight back to hold Baroka

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Wed November 01, 21:52

Baroka FC held AmaZulu FC to a 1-1 draw in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night.

As a result, Usuthu remain ninth on the league standings, on the league table, while Bakgaga Ba Ga Mphahlele remain at the top of the log.

AmaZulu goalkeeper Boalefa Pule and his Baroka counterpart Virgil Vries were not seriously tested in the opening exchanges.

But Pule had to be alert in the 21st minute as Bakgaga Ba Ga Mphahlele looked to break the deadlock.

The former South Africa youth international made a good save to deny Baroka attacker Sipho Moeti.

However, Pule was beaten in the 29th minute after the visitors were awarded a penalty which was converted by Gift Motupa.

Usuthu then pressed Bakgaga Ba Ga Mphahlele and they deservedly equalized three minutes later.

Rhulani Manzini hit the back of the net with wonderful overhead kick to make it 1-1 with Vries well beaten.

Baroka then contained AmaZulu in the remaining minutes of the first-half and the score was 1-1 at the interval.

AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson made the first change of the game at the beginning of the second-half.

Siyethemba Mnguni replaced Boysen Mbatha as the home side looked to take the lead for the first time on the night.

But visitors' defence stood firm with Usuthu struggling to create good goal scoring opportunites.

Mzwanele Mahashe, a defender by trade, was introduced by Bakgaga in the closing stages of the match as the visitors looked settle for a draw.

Baroka were able to defend very well in the latter stages of the match and ultimately, the match ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

AmaZulu (1) 1 (Manzini 33')
Baroka (1) 1 (Motupa 29')

AmaZulu: Pule, Gumede M, Mtsweni, Gumede P, Sikhakhane, Darpoh, Ncube, Mbatha B (Mnguni 46'), Ncobeni, Cele, Manzini (Khenyeza 68').

Baroka: Vries, Shaku, Matloga (Mahashe 77'), Chawapiwa (Ngalande 63'), Banda, Moeti, Kgoetyane, Mothupa, Madubanya, Mdantsane, Motupa (Nguzana 83').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH KING ZWELITHINI STADIUM
AMAZULU GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
16. Rhulani Manzini (33') 12. Gift Motupa (29')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
AMAZULU STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
8
Defender
24
Defender
17
Defender
15
Defender
36
Defender
2
24
Defender
6
Midfielder
46'
11
Midfielder
29'
83'
12
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
53
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
77'
12
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
33'
68'
16
Midfielder
63'
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Siyethemba Mnguni
Midfielder
46'
14
Robin Ngalande
Forward/Striker
63'
17
Mabhuti Khenyeza
Forward/Striker
68'
2
Mahashe Mzwanele
Defender
77'
3
Lucky Nguzana
Defender
83'
30
CARDS
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
COMMENTS
Sign in with:  
Sign in to comment