PSL News 31.1.2018 10:17 pm

AmaZulu heap more misery on SuperSport

Ovidy Karuru of AmaZulu challenged by Aubrey Modiba of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Supersport United and AmaZulu at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville South Africa on 31 January 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Ovidy Karuru of AmaZulu challenged by Aubrey Modiba of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Supersport United and AmaZulu at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville South Africa on 31 January 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

SuperSport United were left just one point above the relegation zone after they lost 1-0 to fellow strugglers AmaZulu in a league game at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

Matsatsantsa have won just one of their last 13 league matches and have lost five of their last seven outings and are down to 14th position, a point above Ajax Cape Town.

The first half in Tshwane saw both sides struggling to get going and it was a rather stop-start affair mainly contested in the middle of the park.

The only chance of the opening stages of the game when in the 14th minute when SuperSport’s new signing Evans Rusike went clean in on goal, but his finish lacked conviction and Usuthu keeper Siyabonga Mbatha was able to make the save.

There were one or two promising moments in attack for both teams, but the next opportunity on goal only came a minute before halftime when Michael Morton sent a shot into the stands for the visitors.

The game needed a goal to spark it to life and it came eight minutes after halftime when Matsatsantsa keeper Reyaad Pieterse rushed out to save at the feet of Mabhuti Khenyeza, the ball rebounding for Ovidy Karuru to volley home expertly from 14-yards out to give AmaZulu the lead.

The Durban side were close to increasing their advantage when Sadat Ouro-Akoriko went in on goal, but Pieterse made a smart save to keep him out.

The action continued as Mbatha denied Rusike again before Reneilwe Letsholonyane sliced an effort wide for the Pretoria team, while AmaZulu defender Thapelo Nyongo nearly added a second goal 15 minutes from time when his free-kick hit the woodwork.

Sipho Mbule had SuperSport’s last real chance six minutes from time but headed straight at Mbatha as Matsatsantsa’s woes continued.

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