Usuthu end winless run with win over SuperSport

Usuthu end winless run with win over SuperSport
Siyabonga Nomvethe of AmaZulu FC is challenged by Phillip Ndlondlo of AmaZulu FC during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between AmaZulu FC and SuperSport United at King Zwelithini Stadium, Kwazulu Natal South Africa on 20 January 2018 ©Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Saturday Jan 20, 2018. 23:15

AmaZulu returned to winning ways in the Absa Premiership with a 2-0 victory over SuperSport United at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Saturday evening.

Siyabonga Nomvethe and Ovidy Karuru found the back of the net for Usuthu in the first-half, as Cavin Johnson's men broke a seven game winless run with victory over a stuttering Matsatsanta.

AmaZulu deservedly hit the front in the 11th minute of the clash as evergreen forward, Nomvethe, popped up at the far post to convert Karuru's low cross.

SuperSport went close to leveling matters soon after, but Morgan Gould was unlucky to see his effort canon off the woodwork with 18 minutes on the clock.

AmaZulu doubled their lead just short of the interval as Pieterse coughed up a gift for the home side. The shot-stopper with a massive blunder as he passed the ball straight to Karuru, who made no mistake as he pounced onto the slice of good fortune before guiding the ball home via the inside of the post.

Usuthu well worth a 2-0 lead at the break.

SuperSport squandered a golden chance to pull a goal back in the 62nd minute following a foul on Thuso Phala inside the area.

Aubrey Modiba, though, failed to convert from 12 yards as Siyabonga Mbatha guessed the right way to deny the SuperSport midfielder from the spot.

Mbatha was at it again soon after to keep out Teboho Mokoena's header as AmaZulu ultimately held on for all three points.


AmaZulu (2) 2 (Nomvethe 11' Karuru 45')

SuperSport United (0)

AmaZulu: S.Mbatha; Mabiliso, Ouro-Akoriko, P. Gumede, M. Gumede - Morton, Ncube, Karuru (Mnguni 58') - Nomvethe (Darpoh 75'), Ramphele, Cele (Manzini 71').

SuperSport United: Pieterse; Kekana, Egwuekwe, Gould, Bhasera - Furman, Letsholonyane (Smith 46'), Boateng (Mokoena 33') - Modiba, Phala, Nkhatha (Stoffels 80').



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