MATCH CENTRE

FRI 15 DECEMBER 2017, 20:00, CAPE TOWN STADIUM

1
VS
0

Cape Town City edge out AmaZulu

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Fri December 15, 22:18

Cape Town City defeated AmaZulu 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.

As a result, the Citizens move up to second spot on the league standings, while Usuthu remain 12th on the table.

The Citizens and Usuthu shared possession almost equally in the early stages of the encounter with both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances.

Usuthu had a chance to break the deadlock in the 28th minute, but Mhengi Cele missed a good opportunity.

Boafela Pule, the AmaZulu keeper tested four minutes later when he collected City right-back Thamsanqa Mkhize's curling cross.

The home side nearly scored just before half-time break when Victor Obinna Nsofor ran into the box, but he placed his effort wide of the target.

City and AmaZulu were locked at 0-0 at the interval.

Usuthu played their usual enterprising football after the restart and they nearly broke the deadlock.

A good move involving Michael Morton and Ovidy Karuru nearly resulted in a goal as the former fired narrowly wide of the target.

AmaZulu head coach Cavin Johnson introduced Rhulani Manzini in the 67th minute as the visitors searched for a late winning goal.

However, it was City who grabbed a late goal in the 84th minute through Roland Putsche after AmaZulu had failed to clear their lines.

City then contained AmaZulu in the latter stages of the game, and ultimately, they ran out 1-0 winners.

CT City (0) 1 (Putsche 84')
AmaZulu 0

Cape Town City:Stephens, Mkhize, Johannes, Seedat, Fielies, Nodada, Putsche, Martin (Akosah-Bempah 84'), Ngoma (Lakay 76'), Masina, Obinna (Modise 65`).

AmaZulu: Pule, Gumede Ph, Gumede M, Nyongo, Sikhakhane, Ncube, Morton, Dlamini S (Ntsundwana 89'), Mnguni (Mnguni 89'), Karuru, Cele (Manzini 67`).

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH CAPE TOWN STADIUM
CAPE TOWN CITY FC GOALS AMAZULU GOALS
19. Roland Putsche (84')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
CAPE TOWN CITY FC STARTING LINEUP AMAZULU STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
84'
30
Defender
17
Defender
16
Defender
27
Defender
12
24
Defender
2
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
76'
11
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
23
Midfielder
84'
19
Midfielder
25
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
89'
12
Forward/Striker
66'
24
Midfielder
89'
14
Forward/Striker
65'
17
Forward/Striker
67'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Teko Modise
Midfielder
65'
13
Rhulani Manzini
Forward/Striker
67'
16
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
76'
7
Somila Ntsundwana
Forward/Striker
89'
45
Nana Akosah-Bempah
Forward/Striker
84'
14
Siyabonga Nomvethe
Midfielder
89'
10
CARDS
Sibusiso Masina
Forward/Striker
66'
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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