Absa Premiership

AmaZulu shock CT City for 1st win of season

2019-10-01 22:06
Benni McCarthy
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Cape Town - Bonginkosi Ntuli scored deep into stoppage time to help Amazulu bag their first Absa Premiership victory of the season as the home side beat Cape Town City 2-1 at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Tuesday.

Ntuli had given Usuthu the lead in the 10th minute but Mark Mayambela, on his debut for Cape Town City, seemed to have earned the visitors a point with the equaliser in the second half.

Coming into the encounter, Amazulu had not won in seven games so far this season but they started well and Ntuli opened the scoring after some brilliant play between the forward and Talent Chawapiwa down the right hand side.

The Usuthu teammates exchanged four one-two passes before Ntuli headed past Peter Leeuwenburgh in the Cape Town City goal.

The hosts would have been happy with their display as they went into the halftime break with a single goal advantage.

The Citizens however hit back after the interval when, in the 65th minute, Shaquille Abrahams sent in a delightful cross that was hit on the volley by Mayambela.

The ball initially hit the cross-bar but the former Orlando Pirates player bundled the ball over the goal line despite the efforts of Amazulu keeper Siyabonga Mbatha.

Usuthu the pressed again for the winner and had a couple of good penalty appeals that were waved away by the match officials.

Just as it seemed that they would have to settle for a point, Ntuli was sent clear in the 95th minute and slotted through the legs of keeper Leeuwenburgh to win the match for his team with the last kick of the game.

The win lifts Amazulu off the foot of the table and they now have five points after eight games while Cape Town City still only have one victory so far this campaign and sit on eight points from eight matches.

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