Highlands Park secured the first three points of their 2019/20 Absa Premiership season with a hard fought 2-1 win over AmaZulu FC at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa on Tuesday night.

The Lions of the North got their goals from Tendai Ndoro and Peter Shalulile whilst Usuthu replied through Bongani Ntuli.

Home side coach, Owen da Gama was happy with his team following the tactical plan they had coming into this match.

AmaZulu made it difficult for the home team with more urgent play towards the end of the game but Da Gama is happy with the way his players are showing maturity and their game management.

Meanwhile, AmaZulu coach Calvin Johnson was not impressed with the football displayed on the night by both sides and says the game was full of long balls and not good to watch.

Ntuli’s goal was Usuthu’s first goal this season. The Durban based side has been blunt in front of goal and exposes the huge mountain Johnson has to climb.

Usuthu are at the bottom of the league standings and with no win so far. Johnson will be under huge pressure to start delivering. – Report by Jefferson Lupuwana

 

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