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AmaZulu Deny Dikwena First Win

Absa Premiership Report: AmaZulu v Platinum Stars 23 September 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 23, 2017 10:14 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: AmaZulu 1-1 Platinum Stars 

Date: 23 September 2017

Venue: King Zwelithini Stadium  

Platinum Stars' remain winless in the Absa Premiership after they drew 1-1 with AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium.

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Both teams started the match with good tempo, open in attack however chances were hard to come by in the opening 15 minutes.
As a result, Thabang Sesinyi opened the scoring for Dikwena in the 19th minute with a scorcher from inside the box, with Usuthu defence cut open, 0-1.
After 35 minutes Roger De Sa's charges were difficult to penetrate with the hosts being repelled on numerous occasions before they could enter the box. 
Robert Ng'ambi had a chance to extend the lead for Dikwena minutes before halftime but his header sailed over the bar following a dipping cross from Vuyo Mere. 
The opening ten minutes after the halftime break was cagey, with Dikwena particularly sitting too deep.
Rhulani Manzini brought Usuthu level in the 63rd minute from the penalty spot following a handball in the area, 1-1.
Bonginkosi Ntuli had a chance in the 73rd minute but his right footed snap shot from the edge of the box sailed slightly over the bar. 
After the 86th minute most of the play was logged in midfield with neither team committed to bombing forward. 
In the end the two teams settled for a point in this match, leaving De Sa's men without a win after six matches.

Here's how they lined up:

AmaZulu: 28. Mbatha, 36. Mtsweni, 17. Gumede, 27. Nyongo, 13. Ouro-Akoriko, 33. Darboh, 6. Ncube, 8. Ncobeni, 12. Dlamini, 9. Cele, 16. Manzini.

Stars: 31. Mzimela, 4. Mwedihanga, 21. Zulu, 3. Mlilo, 18. De Jongh, 4. Mere, 24. Mkhabela, 22. Ng'ambi, 24. Mbatha, 36. Sesinyi, 37. Ntuli.



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Armchair Critic Sep 24, 2017 11:33 AM
Where is Nomvete
Psekano Joined: 02 Aug 2012
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Psekano Sep 24, 2017 11:13 AM
Oh!!!! Heaven help us. Roger has no Plan B and he is helping us to the relegation.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 24, 2017 10:09 AM
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeebe usuthu that one point cld count at the end of the season
Melucy Khosiboy khb Joined: 15 Sep 2016
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Sep 24, 2017 09:01 AM
Platinum stars shld wake up b4 it late or the will join the likes of Amatucks at NFD
setlaboswana Joined: 20 Mar 2012
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setlaboswana Sep 24, 2017 05:50 AM
This Amazulu team is doing something right if the latest results are anything to go by.
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sinqobile mavundla Sep 24, 2017 01:08 AM
well done to kzn team

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