PSL

Stars edge AmaZulu

2012-09-29 17:23
Robert Nga'mbi (Gallo)

Johannesburg - Malawian star Robert Ng’ambi scored a powerful header to separate the sides as Platinum Stars beat AmaZulu 2-1, giving Usuthu plenty to think about.
 
While Roger Palmgren was out the country attending to personal matters in midweek, assistant coach Fani Madida steered AmaZulu to a win over Moroka Swallows, their first of the season.
 
But with the head coach back in the hot seat, they were not able to re produce the goods.
 
The match was played in 28 degrees heat on a perfect Royal Bafokeng Stadium surface, but the game itself was dull at times and not the greatest advert for football.
 
In the 20th minute, Stars counter attacked swiftly and Mogakolodi Ngele got in a shot at goal, but Philani Zikalala kept out the danger.
 
In probably the best chance of the opening stanza, Thokozani Mshengu used his pace to get around the left back, only to see his shot fly into the near post side netting.
 
Two minutes later Ayanda Dlamini flashed a right-footed shot across goal which looked destined for the bottom corner, but Siyabonga Mpontshane saved low to his right.
 
Then, inside the final minute of the half, Dikwena scored.
 
Luvolwethu Mpeta got free down the left and put in a fantastic cross with pace on it, which was steered into his own net by AmaZulu defender Carlington Nyadombo.
 
Former Amakhosi man Thuso Phala came on at the start of the second half and within one minute should have put his team further ahead, but dragged his shot across goal.
 
Then Usuthu replied in the 49th minute with an equaliser through Ayanda Dlamini, after a good early pass by Kagiso Senamela put him through on goal.
 
With twenty minutes to go, Robert Ng’ambi buried a powerful header past Zikalala from an excellent Vuyo Mere cross from the right flank.

Read more on:    amazulu  |  platinum stars  |  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
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
12 September 2015
Golden Arrows v Mamelodi Sundowns, Chatsworth Stadium 15:00
Free State Stars v Chippa United, Goble Park 15:00
SuperSport United v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Maritzburg United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
13 September 2015
Jomo Cosmos v Platinum Stars, Olen Park 15:00
University of Pretoria v Wits, Tuks Stadium 15:00
16 September 2015
Orlando Pirates v Black Aces, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

The 2015/16 PSL season kicks off this weekend. When all is said and done, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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