Kaizer Chiefs tried to bounce back from their demoralising loss in the Nedbank Cup but were ultimately not good enough as they lost 2-1 against AmaZulu in a DStv Premiership match at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Goals from Augustine Mulenga and Lehlohonolo Majoro saw ‘Usuthu’ walk away with all the three points with Leonardo Castro netting for ‘Amakhosi’ as the visitors, who led at half time, seemed to slack off and allowed their opponents back into the match.
It was a rather tame first half, with ‘Usuthu’ striker Augustine Mulenga’s shot from range hitting the crossbar in the 30th minute while Chiefs failed to have a shot on target. But on the stroke of half time, Mulenga eventually found the back of the net.
The home side came back stronger in the second half as they found the equaliser through substitute Leonardo Castro in the 66th minute via the penalty spot. The spot kick was conceded by Tapelo Nyongo.
Chiefs played the last 13 minutes with 10 players as Darrel Matsheke received his second booking of the day.
A few minutes later Siphelele Magubane was denied by the woodwork with Itumeleng Khune well beaten.
As it all looked like the game was heading for a draw, a former Chiefs striker, Majoro had other ideas as he benefited from a blunder by veteran goalkeeper Khune. Majoro scored the winner with five minutes left on the clock.
It was Chiefs’ third successive defeat while AmaZulu are now unbeaten in seven games in the league and have taken 13 of the last 15 points up for grabs.
By FARPost Reporter