Siyethemba Mnguni’s brace inspired AmaZulu FC to the Absa Premiership 2-1 victory over Golden Arrows in an enterprising KwaZulu-Natal derby on Saturday night at King Zwelithini Stadium, in Umlazi.
Arrows were the first to get the ball at the back of the net on the 50th minute with Knox Mutizwa’s triumph following a failed off-side trap by Usuthu defence.
On the 59th minute, Mnguni cancelled Mutizwa’s goal to make it 1-all after a well delivered cross by Sbusiso Mabiliso.
Three minutes later, Mnguni came with the second strike to make sure three points remain at home. Arrows felt more pressure which led Danny Venter to foul Mabiliso to earn himself an early shower.
Arrows pressured Usuthu and that saw Michael Morton receiving straight red card with ten minutes remaining on the watch, and both teams were forced to play with ten men.
But Usuthu regrouped and managed to maintain their shape until the end of the match.
The triumph move Cavin Johnson’s charges to the 7th spot on the Absa Premiership log table with 26 points, while the losing side remains on the 12 spot with 23 points. This was AmaZulu’s third win in five consecutive matches.
Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates got back to winning ways as they defeated on from Mariztburg United by 2-1 at the Orlando Stadium.
Goals from Thabiso Kutumela and Happy Jele were enough to sink United, meanwhile Siyanda Xulu scored for the visitors.
Bucs are now sitting second on the log table behind resurgent Memelodi Sundowns that is comfortable sitting at the top with seven points clear following their 1-0 win over Cape Town City on Friday.
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