MATCH CENTRE

SAT 25 NOVEMBER 2017, 20:15, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

2
VS
2

Mabhuti Khenyeza comes back to haunt the Urban Warriors

by Bertin Basson

Sat November 25, 22:49

Former Ajax Cape Town favourite Mabhuti Khenyeza scored a stoppage-time equalizer as AmaZulu held their hosts to a 2-2 stalemate in a thrilling Absa Premiership encounter, at Athlone Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Urban Warriors looked well on course to secure all three points and a much needed win, but Usuthu - coached by Cavin Johnson - scored two late, late goals to leave the Mother City with a point.

Following a rather uneventful first half in difficult playing conditions, the game sparked to life following the interval.

Masilake Phohlongo with his first goal for the club's First Team in the 52nd minute. 'Scara' - who has impressed for the club's MultiChoice Diski Challenge team this season - taking his opportunity with both hands.

The winger's left-footed rocket too-hot-too-handle for Boalefa Pule who could only succeed in fumbling the ball into the back of his own net.

Ajax Cape Town threatened to run away with the game as Tashreeq Morris doubled the hosts lead five minutes later. The forward rounding off a superb team goal following good work by Rheece Evans and Thabo Mosadi.

The hosts squandered further chances to increase their lead and failure to do so came back to haunt the Urban Warriors.

Mhlengi Cele pulled a goal back out of nothing for Usuthu in the 90th minute before Khenyeza's equalizer with the final play of the game. His rocket header whistling past Jody February and breaking Ajax Cape Town hearts in the process.

Ajax Cape Town (0) 2 (Phohlongo 52' Morris 57')

AmaZulu (0) 2 (Cele 90' Khenyeza 90+5')

Ajax Cape Town: February; Lebusa, Booysen, Nhlapo, Evans - Pietersen, Margeman, Mzwakali (Losper 83') - Mosadi (Kabwe 90'), Phohlongo (Mdabuka 73'), Morris.

AmaZulu: Pule; Mtsweni, Ouro-Akoriko (Karuru 77'), Gumede, Sikhakhane - Morton, Ncube, Mnguni (Ntsundwana 89'), S.Dlamini - Cele, Manzini (Khenyeza 66').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
AJAX CAPE TOWN GOALS AMAZULU GOALS
28. Masilake Phohlongo (52') 2. Mabhuti Khenyeza (90 + 5')
11. Tasriq Morris (57') 9. Mhlengi Cele (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
AJAX CAPE TOWN STARTING LINEUP AMAZULU STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
13
Defender
17
Defender
30
Defender
77'
13
Defender
5
Defender
36
Defender
2
24
Defender
3
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
83'
20
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
52'
73'
28
Midfielder
89'
14
Midfielder
90'
7
Forward/Striker
90'
9
Forward/Striker
21'
57'
11
Forward/Striker
66'
16
SUBSTITUTIONS
Ndiviwe Mdabuka
Midfielder
73'
18
Mabhuti Khenyeza
Forward/Striker
66'
2
Toriq Losper
Midfielder
83'
10
Ovidy Karuru
Midfielder
77'
23
Roderick Kabwe
Midfielder
90'
16
Somila Ntsundwana
Forward/Striker
89'
45
CARDS
Tasriq Morris
Forward/Striker
21'
11
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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