Absa Premiership

Usuthu go down to Aces

2014-12-06 20:30
Tendai Ndoro (Gallo)
Durban - AmaZulu were unable to claim a second Absa Premiership win as they were beaten 3-1 by Black Aces at Princess Magogo on Saturday.
Having claimed a first win in midweek when new coach Steve Barker guided the side to victory over his former club University of Pretoria, Usuthu will be disappointed at having not been able to build any momentum.
AmaZulu had the first shot in anger, with Tshepo Liphoko getting an effort on target in the fifth minute, but Aces goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane made a comfortable save.
The teams went on to trade chance throughout the first half, with strikers Bornwell Mwape and Bongani Ndulula looking dangerous for the home side, while Black Aces’ Tendai Ndoro and Collins Mbesuma were a genuine threat.
In fact, Ndoro was the man who opened the scoring just before half time. The Zimbabwean striker scored direct from a free kick to put the visitors ahead.
Shortly after the restart it was 2-0 to AmaZayoni, as defender S’boniso Gumede headed home from an Onyekachi Okonkwo corner kick.
AmaZulu reacted by shifting their formation, sending on Ayanda Dlamini and Carlington Nyadombo from the bench.
The former made an almost immediate impact, setting up his namesake Goodman Dlamini to score past Mabokgwane and reduce the deficit to 2-1 in the 55th minute.
However, on the hour mark, Aces restored their two-goal lead. Eddie Ngalo got on the end of Aubrey Ngoma’s corner kick and headed home the visitors’ third goal.
The match took yet another twist five minutes later when Aces goalkeeper Mabokgwane received a second yellow card for time wasting and was sent off for an early shower.
With a numerical advantage, AmaZulu dominated the remainder of the match, but they were unable to find a way through Aces’ defence and substitute goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro.

AmaZulu (0) 1 (G. Dlamini 55’)
Black Aces (1) 3 (Ndoro 44’, Gumede 49’, Ngalo 60’)

AmaZulu: Kapini, Mwedihanga, Johannes, Ouro-Akoriko (Madondo 74’), Hlanti, Shange (A. Dlamini 53’), Shabalala, G. Dlamini, Liphoko (Nyadombo 54’), Ndulula, Mwape
Black Aces: Mabokgwane, Mampuru, Da Costa, Gumede, Tom, Ngalo, Tukane, Okonkwo (Murambadoro 66’), Ngoma (Khuboni 90’), Mbesuma, Ndoro (Nengomasha 77’)

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