Register Login Scores


Royal AM & AmaZulu Share KZN Derby Spoils

Royal AM and AmaZulu could not be separated after playing to a goalless draw in a hard-fought Kwazulu-Natal derby at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday.

DStv Premiership

Result: Royal AM 0-0 AmaZulu

Date: 24 April 2022

Venue: Chatsworth Stadium

Tapelo Xoki and Andre de Jong came into Brandon Truter's AmaZulu starting lineup, while Cyril Lingwati and Mokete Mogaila were recalled by John Maduka to the Royal AM side.

The game had a great tempo to it and the return of the fans to seats meant the atmosphere was electric in the opening stages.

It was Royal AM who were the side playing with more initiative and probing more in the final third.

Royal threatened twice in quick succession around the quarter of an hour mark. First, Mbhazima Rikhotso rose highest to meet Ndumiso Mabena's cross but it was straight at Veli Mothwa when either side of the Usuthu shot-stopper would have hit the back of the net.

Second, Mxolisi Machuphu held the ball up well before threading a pass through the eye of the needle for Mabena, who sent the ball wide when he should have done better.

View the free agents with the highest market value according to the figures on 

AmaZulu midfielder Andre de Jong was then played in by Luvuyo Memela, but blazed a wayward effort high and wide before Tercious Malepe side-footed wide of the left post after the ball was cut back into the box for the defender.

Thwihli Thwala gave Brandon Truter's side a scare after they won a corner off Tapelo Xoki. The corner was swung to the back post and Sikhethele Mabuza headed it back across goal for Siphesihle Msomi, who could only fire wide.

The second half was a more dour affair, however Abubaker Mobara for AmaZulu and Victor Letsoalo for Royal AM both had decent attempts around the hour mark.

The best chance of the game fell to Memela in the 78th minute. Mobara's fierce strike on goal was parried by Hugo Nyame, who got quickly back to his feet to complete a fantastic double save to ensure his side would come away with a point.

Here's how they lined up:

Royal AM: 16. Nyame, 24. Lingwati, 14. Matlaba, 22. Rikhotso, 28. Mabuza, 13. Manganyi, 2. Msomi, 12. Mahlasela, 10. Mabena, 9. Macuphu, 13. Letsoalo.

Subs: 1. Heugh, 46. Mdluli, 34. Thikazi, 8. Phalane, 45. George, 30. Monamodi, 18. Mashikinya, 36. Maxwele, 42. Ncobeni.

AmaZulu: 44. Mothwa, 5. Sikhakhane, 13. Zulu, 27. Xoki, 2. Mobara, 4. Malepe, 8. Makhaula, 23. Mlambo, 11. Memela, 36. Kunene, 14. De Jong

Subs: 38. Amonome, 24. Masilela, 18. Moleko, 17. Gumede, 21. Ceesay, 45. Buchanan, 34. Maduna, 12. Majok, 9. Mthembu


Top 5

Downs Up The Ante In Nodada Pursuit?

89 Jul 04, 2022 09:01 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Report: 5 Players Xavi Wants To Sign

Jul 05, 2022 09:29 AM in LaLiga

Teen Sensation Training With Chiefs?

25 Jul 04, 2022 01:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Arsenal's 10 Highest-Paid Players After Jesus Signing

Jul 04, 2022 09:24 PM in English Premier League

WATCH: Inside Sundowns' Pre-Season Medicals

17 Jul 04, 2022 11:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: Chiefs Confirm Another First-Team Departure

49 Jul 02, 2022 07:44 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Axed Chiefs Star Makes Big Zwane Claim

56 Jul 02, 2022 03:01 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Is Nurkovic Taking This Luxury Car From Chiefs To Royal AM?

1 Jul 05, 2022 12:31 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Downs To Announce Good News On Zwane!

31 Jul 04, 2022 10:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Decision To Be Made On Mmodi?

7 Jul 04, 2022 10:01 AM in Siyagobhoza