Usuthu and Arrows match postponed

Nduduzo Mhlongo of Lamontville Golden Arrows challenges Luvuyo Memela of AmaZulu FC during the DStv Premiership 2021/22 match between AmaZulu and Golden Arrows held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 21 May 2022 © Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

AmaZulu FC’s DStv Premiership match against Lamontville Golden Arrows was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday afternoon.

The score was locked at 1-1 when match referee Luxolo Badi stopped play in the 75th minute at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and ultimately, the game was postponed.

Premier Soccer League has since issued the following statement indicating that the future date and time for this KwaZulu-Natal Derby fixture will be announced soon.

“The DStv Premiership fixture between AmaZulu FC and Golden Arrows has also been abandoned due to inclement weather,” a statement read.

“The new date and Kick-off time will be announced in due course.”

It took just two minutes for Arrows to take a 1-0 lead when Siyabonga Khumalo set up Velemseni Ndwandwe who directed his shot to the roof of the net to hand the visitors the lead.

However, Usuthu grew gradually into the match and launched attacks after play had resumed following a delay due to a waterlogged pitch and heavy rain in Durban.

AmaZulu deservedly levelled matters through Sphesihle Maduna who scored from point-blank range to make it 1-1 after being set up by Luvuyo Memela and the score was level at half-time.

It was end-to-end stuff on a water-soaked pitch after the restart as goalkeeper Veli Mothwa pulled off a good save to deny Ndwandwe and at the other end, keeper Sifiso Mlungwana blocked an attempt from Memela.

However, the match was stopped for the second time with 15 minutes left on the clock and this time the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.