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AmaZulu let it slip again


AmaZulu should only blame themselves for missing out on three points after playing to a 1-1 draw against Bidvest Wits at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, South of Durban on Wednesday afternoon.

'Usuthu' let it slip once again when they clearly had their opponents against the wall throughout the ninety minutes, maybe it was Wits coach Roger De Sa's counter attack system that unsettled the Durban side.

Wits were the first to draw blood when David Radebe benefited from sloppy defending by the home-team, before driving home a knee-high shot past AmaZulu's goalkeeper Tsepo Mostoeneng to put the 'Clever Boys' in the lead after 15 minutes of play.

'Usuthu' however staged a steady comeback with Ghanaian Mohammed Awal-Issah and Bafo Biyela proving to be a thorn in the Wits side but his efforts proved fruitless as his strikers Dumisani Ngwenya and veteran John 'Shoes' Moshoeu seemed to lack the required cunning when in front of goal.

The AmaZulu supporters had to wait until the 37th minute to see their side getting the equaliser through the on-form Dumisani Ngwenya, who scored a brilliant left foot strike from a tight angle.

The scores were level at 1-1 at the interval. AmaZulu coach, the well travelled Clive Barker, started the second half with the more attack-minded Sthembiso Dlamini substituting debutant Mangaliso Biyela.

Although Dlamini did make his presence felt in the game, wayward shooting and some excellent goalkeeping from Wits 'keeper Sean Roberts cost AmaZulu the three points.

The teams:

AmaZulu: Ncala; Sillo; Ariweyirai; Majola; Biyela Mangaliso; Zwane; Biyela Bafo; Awal-Issah; Ngwenya; Moshoeu

BidVest Wits: Roberts; Evans; Lobo; Hendricks; Winstanley; Shendzelani; Chivuta; Tipa; Bantam; Radebe; De Jesus.

Match report by Backpagepix

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