Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Clive Barker believes AmaZulu deserve every ounce of credit they get after securing an important 1-1 draw at the Mbombela Stadium.
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Both teams struggled to make any meaningful headway for most of this weekend's Premiership fixture, but AmaZayoni assumed control when Thanduyise Khuboni converted a penalty opportunity for the hosts in the 80th minute.
However, Usuthu were not overcome by the occasion and struck right back just two minutes later courtesy of a goal from Bongi Ntuli, and Barker respects the courage their opponents showed in the face of adversity.
"When you're playing at home against a side who have been struggling you'd think you would get three points, but all credit to AmaZulu," said Barker after the match.
"It was a terrific game and they really fought hard," added the former South Africa coach.
The win has not done much to improve AmaZulu’s circumstances though, as they are still at the foot of the Premiership standings, six points behind Moroka Swallows, who are in 14th position.