Impressive AmaZulu Crush Wits
Absa Premiership Report: AmaZulu v Bidvest Wits 20 September 2017
Result: AmaZulu 3-0 Bidvest Wits
Date: 20 September 2017
Venue: King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium
Bidvest Wits' struggles in the Absa Premiership continued after they lost 3-0 to AmaZulu on Wednesday evening.
It was the hosts who broke the deadlock after 11 minutes as Michael Morton found the back of the net with a superb strike from 20-yards out.
Wits thought they had an equaliser five minutes through Pule's volley, but the winger's strike was ruled out for a handball.
The Clever Boys continued to push for an equaliser, with Steven Pienaar playing a key role by threading a couple fine through balls.
Despite Wits'domination, they failed to convert that dominance into clear-cut openings for the rest of the half.
Usuthu were then awarded a penalty after 59 minutes. Rhulani Manzini stepped up and converted the spot-kick.
Manzini bagged his second and Wits' third goal three minutes later with a a clinical curling effort from 20-yards out.
AmaZulu were then reduced to 10 men in the 72nd minute when Morton was shown a straight red card for a lashing out at Gabadinho Mhango.
With Usuthu comfortably leading, Cavin Johnson opted for a double change after 81 minutes as Siyabonga Nomvethe and Boysen Mbatha
Nevertheless, 3-0 was how the score remained as the full-time whistle as the Absa Premiership champions remain winless.
Here's how they lined up:
AmaZulu: 28. Mbatha, 17. Gumede, 27. Nyongo, 13. Ouro-Akoriko, 36. Mtsweni, 8. Ncobeni, 4. Morton, 6. Ncube, 12. Dlamini, 9. Cele, 16. Manzini.
Wits: Josephs, 3. Hlatshwayo, 4. Khumalo, 6. Scott, 10. Gamal, 12. Pule, 13. Hlanti, 14. Claasen, 20. Pienaar, 30. Motshwari, 41. Ntshangase.