PSL

AmaZulu send United packing

2014-02-23 19:16
Bongani Ndulula (Gallo Images)

 Rustenberg - AmaZulu progressed to the Nedbank Cup Round of 16 when they defeated United FC at Olympia Park on Sunday afternoon.

Usuthu took an early lead courtesy of an own-goal from Mpho Mvelase, while Bongani Ndulula added the second early in the second half.

Mvelase broke the deadlock in the 6th minute as he headed the ball into his own net while attempting to clear a freekick from Marc Van Heerden.

The home side thought they had grabbed the equaliser in the 17th minute when Abram Mahlaba swept the ball into the back of the net at the far post, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Three minutes later Siyabonga Zulu managed to get his low effort on target from the left side, but Tapuwa Kapini was positioned well to make a comfortable save.

United continued to pile on the pressure in search of the equaliser but Alfred Lekata volleyed over the crossbar in the 23rd minute, while Mahlaba saw his powerful strike flying wide of the upright in the 31st minute.

Van Heerden came close to doubling the visitors’ lead from another setpiece four minutes before the break, but this time his freekick curled just wide of the target as Usuthu took a slender lead into the break.

United came close to levelling matters eight minutes into the second half when Mahlaba found some space just inside the box, but he failed to pick his spot, directing his shot straight at Kapini.

The hosts were made to pay for that missed opportunity in the 56th minute as Ndulula doubled the lead with a delightful chip over the advancing Gatsha Majola after using his strength to run over a tackle.

The United FC goalkeeper prevented Usuthu from stretching their lead even further in the 69th minute, parrying a solid first-time shot from Njabulo Manqana into safety.

Six minutes later substitute Thabo Gouwe spotted Kapini off his line at the other end but his lobbed effort dipped well over the crossbar.

United were then awarded a penalty in the 85th minute after Bongi Macala was adjudged to have committed a foul inside the penalty area but Mahlaba failed to capitalise as his shot was parried by Kapini.

AmaZulu finished the match strongly and had two good chances to add a third goal, but substitute John Arwuah blasted his shot over the crossbar in the 90th minute, while Ayanda Dlamini was denied by a good low save from Majola in added time.

Scorers:

United FC 0

AmaZulu (1) 2 (Mvelase OG 6’, Ndulula 56’)

Teams:

United FC: Majola, Zulu, Mvelase, Moonsamy, Komane, Diale (Gouwe 61’), Lekata (Coetzee 65’), Mohomi, Shiba (Wambi 58’), Mahlaba, Madolo

AmaZulu: Kapini, Van Heerden, Mwedihanga, Nyadombo, Macala, Liphoko (Mthiyane 46’), Manqana (Arwuah 87’), Madondo, Dlamini A, Ndulula (Zondi 81’), Dlamini G

Read more on:    amazulu  |  nedbank cup  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
13 September 2014
Kaizer Chiefs v University of Pretoria, FNB Stadium 15:00
Maritzburg United v Black Aces, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Platinum Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Polokwane City v AmaZulu, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Free State Stars, Athlone Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 20:15
14 September 2014
Moroka Swallows v Chippa United, Dobsonville Stadium 15:00
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns, Free State Stadium 15:00
26 September 2014
Wits v AmaZulu, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their Absa Premiership title in the 2014/15 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.