MATCH CENTRE

SAT 11 MAY 2019, 15:00, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

3
VS
1

Celtic defeat AmaZulu

by BackPageTXT

Sat May 11, 17:27

Bloemfontein Celtic overcame AmaZulu FC 3-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Saturday.

As a result, Phunya Sele Sele and Usuthu finished the season on eighth and 11th spots respectively on the league table.

Usuthu got off to a flying start as they broke the deadlock just four minutes into the encounter through Sphesihle Maduna.

The promising midfielder scored his first ever Absa Premiership goal to make it 1-0 to AmaZulu after being set-up by Somila Ntsundwana.

Phunya Sele Sele then pushed for the equalizing goal and they had a chance to level matters in the 19th minute.

However, AmaZulu shot-stopper Siyabonga Mbatha produced a great save to deny Teboho Khasipe as the visitors survived a scare.

The hosts kept pushing and they managed to level matters through Maloisane Ramasimong.

The 29-year-old player scored with a header to make it 1-1 for Celtic heading into the half-time break.

Charlie Hlalele, who had replaced injured Maduna in the first-half, had a chance to restore AmaZulu's lead after the restart.

However, the former Orlando Pirates reserve team player failed to test Sipho Chaine in Celtic goal seven minutes into the second-half.

Siyabonga Nomvethe, who is set to retire at the end of the current season, was introduced in the 73rd minute as AmaZulu looked to grab a late winning goal.

However, it was the hosts' late substitute Rendani Ndou, who netted in the 80th minute to make it 2-1 to Celtic.

The former Polokwane City striker was not done as he sealed Celtic's 3-1 win over AmaZulu in stoppage time after Nomvethe's effort had hit crossbar.

Celtic (1) 3 (Ramasimong 43', Ndou 80, 90'+2)
AmaZulu (1) 1 (Maduna 4')

Celtic: Chaine, Ramasimong (Mofokeng 89'), Sam, Mahashe, Baloyi, Maema, Mabasa (Ndou 70'), Mashikinya, Dlamini (Mangweni 79'), Tani, Khasiphe.
AmaZulu: Mbatha, M.Gumede, Madela (P.Gumede 46'), Van Heerden, T.Gumede, Vilakazi, Darpoh, Ncube, Maduna (Hlalele 34'), Ntsundwana (Nomvethe 73'), Ntuli.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS AMAZULU GOALS
Maloisane Ramasimong (43') 45. Somila Ntsundwana (4')
19. Rendani Ndou (79')
19. Rendani Ndou (90 + 3')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP AMAZULU STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
90 + 1'
31
Goalkeeper
28
Defender
13
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
59'
17
Defender
38
Defender
27
Defender
64'
28
Midfielder
46'
0
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
78'
4
Midfielder
50
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
43'
0
Midfielder
34'
34
Midfielder
24
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
70'
17
Forward/Striker
4'
74'
45
SUBSTITUTIONS
Rendani Ndou
Forward/Striker
70'
19
Charlie Hlalele
Forward/Striker
34'
21
Tumelo Mangweni
Midfielder
78'
29
Phumlani Gumede
Defender
46'
25
Siyabonga Nomvethe
Forward/Striker
74'
10
CARDS
Teboho Khasipe
Defender
64'
28
Mbongeni Gumede
Defender
59'
17
Sipho Chaine
Goalkeeper
90 + 1'
31
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
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