Ntuli brace helps AmaZulu FC to hold Cape Town City

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Bonginkosi Ntuli took his Absa Premiership goal tally to ten for the season, as he scored a brace to force a 2-2 draw with Cape Town City at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.

The match looked to be going into the home team’s favour when Surprise Ralani and Roland Putsche scored in the 16th and 25th minute respectively to give Jan Olde Riekerink’s men a deserved 2-0 lead.

But Ntuli capitalised on defensive errors from the City defence in the 30th and 42 minutes, and AmaZulu FC were able to hold City scoreless in the second half to come away with a valuable point on the road. AmaZulu FC coach Josef Vukusic was happy with the result.

Vukusic says the team is continuing to make progress, but they need to remain focused as they move onto their next game away to SuperSport United.

City’s coach Jan Olde Riekerink says after a sluggish start, his team played well and deserved their two goal lead, but those two defensive errors cost them.

In the second half City gave a debut to Mdu Mdantsane and Olde Riekerink says they improved again and were unlucky to win it, especially as Neil Boshoff made two critical saves to deny Ralani the winner.

What was frustrating for Olde Riekerink was that he feels this performance, was actually a better all-round performance than their win against Baroka on the weekend, but they only walk away with a point.

The result means City remain in 11th spot on the league table, while AmaZulu FC climb up to 12th spot.Report by Rob Delport