PSL: Platinum Stars outshine Usuthu

2012-10-01 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Malawian star Robert Ng’ambi scored a powerful header to separate the sides as Platinum Stars beat AmaZulu 2-1, giving Usuthu plenty to think about at the weekend.

While Roger Palmgren was out of the country attending to personal matters in midweek, assistant coach Fani Madida steered AmaZulu to a win over Moroka Swallows, their first of the season.

But with the head coach back in the hot seat, they were not able to deliver the goods.

The match was played in 28°C heat on a perfect Royal Bafokeng Stadium surface, but the game was dull at times and not the greatest advert for football.

The deadlock was broken inside the final minute of the first half when Luvolwethu Mpeta broke free down the left and put in a fantastic cross, which was steered into his own net by AmaZulu defender Carlington Nyadombo.

Usuthu replied in the 49th minute with an equaliser through Ayanda Dlamini, after a good early pass by Kagiso Senamela put him through on goal.

With 20 minutes to go, Ng’ambi banked a header from an excellent Vuyo Mere cross from the right flank.

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