Cape Town - Amazulu eased their own relegation
fears and also dashed the faint title hopes of the visitors as they beat
Supersport United 2-0 at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday.
Both goals were scored in the second half as Bongani Ntuli netted in
the 54th minute and Somila Ntsundwana sealed the victory deep into
Matsatsantsa had the first opportunity to score in the game when
Bradley Grobler failed to beat Usuthu keeper Siyabonga Mbatha after a
flick-on from Mxolisi Macuphu.
Mbatha was stubborn in goal for the hosts as he made a couple of fine
saves towards the end of the half to keep the scores level at the
Amazulu came out with more purpose after the interval and took the
lead when Ntuli finished off a beautiful team move that resulted in the
forward calmly slotting past Ronwen Williams in the Supersport goal.
Matsatsantsa pushed for the equaliser but Mbatha again came up trumps
again when he denied Evan Rusike while Clayton Daniels blazed over the
With the visitors throwing everything into attack, Usuthu caught them
on the counter-attack as Ntsundwana pounced on a defensive lapse to
make the points safe for the home side.
Supersport are now officially out of the title race as they find
themselves 10 points behind log leaders Orlando Pirates with only three
games to play while Amazulu stay 11th in the standings but crucially
move six points clear of the relegation playoff place.