AmaZulu Get The Better Of Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs 1-2 AmaZulu
AmaZulu moved up to sixth on the DStv Premiership table, as they beat ten-man Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
It was a pretty even first half, with much of the action taking place in the middle of the field, but it was the visitors who had the best opportunities in the opening 45.
Augustine Mulenga almost gave AmaZulu the lead just past the half hour mark, when his thunderous long range effort struck the cross bar.
Just before halftime Mulenga would score, as he followed up to blast in a rebound after Erick Mathoho cleared Luvoyo Memela’s initial effort off the line.
Chiefs were awarded a penalty in the 66th minute as Thapelo Xoki held onto Samir Nurkovic in the box. Leonardo Castro stepped up to take it and sent Veli Mothwa the wrong way.
AmaZulu almost took the lead again when Siphelele Magubane hit the crossbar in the 71st minute with Itumeleng Khune well beaten.
Moments later Darrel Matsheke picked up a second yellow card and Chiefs were down to ten men for the final twenty minutes.
Former Chiefs striker Lehlohonolo Majoro came off the bench and in the 85th minute he put AmaZulu back into the lead, scoring superbly with the outside of the heel after getting to a ball that Khune was unable to punch very far.
Mothwa pulled off a great save in stoppage time to deny Nurkovic and make sure of the three points for AmaZulu.