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AmaZulu Frustrate Bloem Celtic

Absa Premiership Report: AmaZulu v Bloemfontein Celtic 24 January 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 24, 2018 09:33 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: AmaZulu 0-0 Bloemfontein Celtic

Date: 24 January 2018

Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium

Bloemfontein Celtic missed a chance to move into the top eight of the Absa Premiership, playing to a 0-0 draw with AmaZulu in Wednesday night’s clash at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

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The encounter was scheduled to take place in November, but the original game was abandoned in the opening minutes due to heavy rain.
 
This time, Ovidy Karuru had an opportunity to open the scoring in the first minute after a headed pass from Camaldine Abraw set him up. Unfortunately for Usuthu, he blasted his effort off target.
 
Nevertheless, AmaZulu looked the brighter of the two sides in the opening stages, although neither created any clear-cut early chances.
 
23 minutes in, Karuru was in the spotlight once more, as it appeared he was tripped by Ronald Pfumbidzai in the penalty area. However, referee Jelly Chavani felt otherwise. Celtic raced to the other end of the field, where Siyabonga Mbatha had to rush to the feet of Deon Hotto to deny him a goal.
 
The visitors settled into the game as the half progressed and there was nothing to separate the teams at the break.
 
In the seventh minute after half-time, Vusi Shikweni threatened to break the deadlock as he unleashed a powerful long-range drive, forcing Mbatha into an alert save.
 
The first substitution of the game came in the 62nd minute, when Jabulani Ncobeni replaced Augustine Ramphele for AmaZulu.
 
Five minutes later, Ndumiso Mabena became the first player to come on for Siwelele, with Roggert Nyundu making way.
 
Cavin Johnson was forced into his second change shortly afterwards. Butholezwe Ncube came off injured after being caught by Alfred Ndengane and was replaced in the 72nd minute by Siyethemba Mnguni.
 
That substitution was followed by the introduction of Siduduzo Dlamini in place of the veteran Siyabonga Nomvethe.
 
Phunya Sele Sele made their second change in the 76th minute, as Jacky Motshegwa replaced Shikweni, before Menzi Masuku came on for Sepana Letsoalo five minutes later.
 
However, neither side could find a late winner despite the abundance of fresh legs on the field and a spell of Usuthu pressure in stoppage time. Celtic stayed ninth in the league, while AmaZulu remained 13th.
 

Here's how they lined up:

AmaZulu: 28. S. Mbatha, 17. M. Gumede, 29. Mabiliso, 25. P. Gumede, 13. Ouro-Akoriko, 6. Ncube, 4. Morton, 7. Ramphele, 10. Nomvethe, 23. Karuru, 18. Abraw.

Celtic:  30. Tignyemb, 3. Pfumbidzai, 22. Rikhotso, 27. Ndengane, 26. Lubisi, 45. Nyundu, 25. Gordinho, 35. Baloyi, 7.. Hotto, 23. Shikweni, 13. Letsoalo.


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Ambzo Joined: 01 Jun 2017
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Ambzo Jan 26, 2018 06:56 AM
Cavin what you smoking is very strong for you ,what do you mean "impressed" the game ended in a draw if he scored or made an assist I would have agreed with you ,he gave you nothing eish this old man is confused or maybe he was a defender and that's why Celtics couldn't score.
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phuti hlahla1223 Jan 25, 2018 08:06 AM
Hey Mr Amazulu;if you can survive relegation then sell the team to someone with enough cash so that he can buy quality players bcoz you are a pride of KZN but now u act like laughing stock!!you might think I'm crazy but it's reality
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ok cowditor
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Zimele Jan 25, 2018 07:33 AM
Evin celtic frustate amazulu
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Zimele Jan 25, 2018 07:33 AM
Evin celtic frustate amazulu
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Zimele Jan 25, 2018 07:32 AM
Evin celtic frustate amazulu
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Zimele Jan 25, 2018 07:32 AM
Evin celtic frustate amazulu
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Prayer@k4l Jan 25, 2018 02:29 AM
Eversince karuru joined amazulu he's doing so well its clear that he's a small teams material
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jan 24, 2018 10:32 PM
Atleast this point wll help AmaZulu
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bafana86 Jan 24, 2018 10:17 PM
I knew these cows were gonna graze and not score goals
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Cisse4chiefs Jan 24, 2018 09:57 PM
Yeses
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ENZO-619 Jan 24, 2018 09:47 PM
Not bad
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Mandie07 Jan 24, 2018 09:45 PM
Mxm
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ENZO-619 Jan 24, 2018 09:24 PM
Honestly it's a game of two halfs
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thabisonkosiey Jan 24, 2018 09:00 PM
awu
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Jan 24, 2018 08:44 PM
Amazulu won't score until Cowbraw is benched. This donkey is useless as he was @ Chiefs.
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Xolisa{khosificated} Jan 24, 2018 08:31 PM
Win for Usuthu
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Ronewa_bucs Jan 24, 2018 08:24 PM
Plz amazulu give me some points
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Vusi Mdaweni Jan 24, 2018 08:08 PM
Draw

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