Durban - AmaZulu
were held to a goalless draw by visitors Platinum Stars in an Absa Premiership
match at Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday evening.
was AmaZulu that made the first move which saw Bongi Ntuli being caught in the
the 12th minute of the match Sadate Ouro-Akoriko made a good
clearance from Tlou Segolela’s shot.
Mere also tried to capitalise on a set piece, but AmaZulu defender Tapelo
Nyongo did well to clear the ball away.
that Bongani Ndulula tried to register his name in the score sheet but his shot
went wide in the 25th minute.
were also awarded a free-kick after an unfair challenge on Ntuli by Tshikovhi
but Van Heerden could not make it count as his shot went over the
the 34th minute Ndumiso Mabena made a comeback for the visitors but
Mbulelo Mabizela blocked his shot.
Arwuah also came back with a later attempt but his shot was blocked by
last chance for Usuthu to find a lead before end of the first fell to the foot
of Van Heerden, but his set piece went over the bar once again.
the second half Platinum Stars showed more hunger as Siphiwe Sithole’s header
missed to the right of the target.
tried to push for a goal as they kept Stars on the back foot in the 64th
minutes the home side also received a free kick, which was taken by
Ouro-Akoriko but went to waste.
Masibulele Zongo supplied a free-kick but Murambadoro was well alert to catch
the 81st minute Steve Barker brought in striker Ayanda Dlamini in
place of midfielder John Arwuah.
minutes later Bornwell Mwape tried to find a late goal but his shot went wide.
last chance for AmaZulu came in through Van Heerden’s shot that went wide,
which saw the two teams sharing a point each.