AmaZulu finish eighth after Cape Town City win
Bradley Ralani of Cape Town City FC challenges Thembela Sikhakhane of AmaZulu FC during the Absa Premiership match between AmaZulu FC and Cape Town City on 12 May 2018 at King Zwelithini Stadium,Durban Pic Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix
Saturday May 12, 2018. 17:42
AmaZulu FC edged out Cape Town City 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
As a result, Usuthu finish the season on position eight on the league standings, while the Citizens finish fifth.
The Citizens dominated the first-half but they were very wasteful as they could beat AmaZulu goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha.
Bradley Ralani and Masoud Juma both missed the target as Usuthu were not punished by visitors.
The score was 0-0 at the interval with City having wasted their chances.
Jabulani Ncobeni was introduced just before the second-half started as Usuthu searched for the opening goal.
The skillful player played a free-kick which was turned home by Mbongeni Gumede to make it 1-0 to AmaZulu in the 63rd minute.
City tried to push for a late equalizing goal, but they could not beat Mbatha on the day.
Ultimately, AmaZulu secured a hard-fought 1-0 win over City in Durban.
AmaZulu (0) 1 (Gumede 63′)
CT City (0) 0
AmaZulu: Mbatha, Mabiliso, Sikhakhane, Gumede M, Gumede, Ncube (Morton 71′), Mnguni, Nomvethe (Maduna 72′), Lumkwana (Ncobeni 46′), Karuru, Cele.
CT City: Stephens, Mkhize, Edmilson, Fielies, Mngonyama, Matsi, Nodada, Patosi (Putsche 68′), Ralani (Kateregga 75′), Lakay, Masoud (Akosah-Bempah 78′).