Clever Boys steal a point
Benjani Mwurawira (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Wits have netted a late equaliser at the Bidvest Stadium as they drew 1-1 with AmaZulu on Tuesday evening in their PSL match. WRAP: PSL
Getaneh Kebede levelled for the Johannesburg based side after Nkosinathi Mthiyane had put Usuthu ahead.
In the 17th minute Bongolwethu Jayiya stood over a set piece on the right flank. The winger sent a lovely cross into the box which found the head of Musa Bilankulu, but typically with a defender’s effort he headed over the bar from close range.
In the 21st minute, Sthembiso Ngcobo nearly put the men from Kwa-Zulu Natal ahead when he did well to skilfully lose the Wits defenders in the box, but unfortunately his shot from close range went wide of goal with Moeneeb Josephs completely wrong footed.
Benjani should have done better when he was one on one with the keeper but his golden opportunity slipped him by. The match was goalless as the teams went into the change rooms.
With barely five minutes into the second stanza, influential AmaZulu player Marc Van Heerden was substituted due to an injury. But just after the hour mark, Usuthu took the lead. The Wits defence went to sleep and Ayanda Dlamini set up Mthiyane who headed home from close range, 1-0.
The Clever Boys tried for an equaliser but they were denied by the assistant referee when Kedebe had the ball in the net. Minutes later Mthiyane shot wide with Josephs at his mercy.
With the match heading for a draw, Kapini committed the mother of all blunders.
He was trying to play for time but his time wasting tactics backfired as he lost the ball under his body and only with an open net facing him, Kedebe tapped in to break the Usuthu hearts but also send the Clever Boys supporters into a party frenzy mood. Scores:
(0) 1 (Kedebe 92’)AmaZulu
(0)1 (Mthiyane 65’) Teams:
Josephs, Pule, Gumede, Vilakazi, Jayiya (Chapman 60’), Faty, Nhlapho, Ngalande (Lubelo 72’), Mwaruwari (Kedebe 67’), Dankwae, Bilankulu AmaZulu:
Kapini, Horaeb, Teyise, Nyadombo, Van Heerden (Mwedihanga 50’), Madondo, G Dlamini (Mvalo 93’), Manqana, Mthiyane, A Dlamini, Ngcobo (Ndulula 72’)