Usuthu come from behind, share points with Chiefs

Riaan Hanamub of AmaZulu FC challenged by Ashley Du Preez of Kaizer Chiefs during DStv Premiership 2023/24 match between AmaZulu FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium on the 12 May 2024 © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs shared the points in the DStv Premiership following a 1-1 clash played on Sunday evening at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The first goal was scored by Kaizer Chiefs through Ashley du Preez in the second minute following a lapse in concentration from the Usuthu defence. The team however, took the unfortunate event in their stride and recovered quickly.

With more of the possession, eventually AmaZulu pulled the goal back as Victor Letsoalo headed in the equaliser in the 38th minute making matters all square at half-time.

The second half was a competitive game of football and Usuthu held their ground well. Veli Mothwa kept Chiefs’ chances to a minimum as he made crucial saves to ensure that they did not concede another goal.

A triple substitution by coach Pablo Franco Martin in the dying stages of the match to make a final push unfortunately were not enough as the two teams shared the spoils in KZN.

AmaZulu (1) 0 (Letsoalo 38’)

Kaizer Chiefs (1) 0 (du Preez 2’)

AmaZulu: V. Mothwa, W. Jooste, R. Mphahlele (M. Gumede 28’), T. Fielies, R. Hanamub, B. Motshwari, C. Ngema, A. Mobara (M. Mbanjwa 55’), A. Mulenga (T. Moremi 86’), H. Ekstein, V. Letsoalo (A. Chidi Kwam 86’)

Kaizer Chiefs: B. Bvuma, S. Hlanti, T. Ditlhokwe, N. Ngcobo, Z. Macheke, S. Sithebe, S. Mthethwa (M. Vilakazi 75’), P. Mmodi, M. Shabalala (E. Castillo 60’), A. du Preez (J. Gonzalez 90+3’), R. Chivaviro (C. Saile 61’)