Mbombela United conceded their 4th defeat since 2017 when they lost 1 – 0 to Amazulu FC in KaNyamazane Stadium on Saturday the 4th of March 2017.
Amazulu scored from their only second half chance when Rogert Nyundu finely slotted it behind the net in the 86th minute to give the visitors a lead in what promised to be a Tingwenyama’s win. Unlike last season where Mbombela completed a double on Amazulu by dismissing them 1 – 0 in Pricess Magogo Stadium at 3 – 0 in KaNyamazane, this season its AmaZulu who won both home and away.
The first half was rather mild with almost no shorts on target from either side but the second half proved otherwise. After the hafttime talk, Ashwin Sutton’s boys came back charged with Tshediso Patjie, Inky Masuku, Siyanda Khumalo and Tshepo Liphoko asking several questions at Usuthu’s goalmouth but none of the numerous chances were converted to a goal.
This was the same case with Mbombela United’s 2-0 loss to Jomo Cosmos where they played good football but failed to get the much needed results.
The defeat saw Mbombela plunging into the 12th position following Real Kings’s 3-2 win over University of Pretoria and Cape Town All Stars’ goalless draw against FC Cape Town last. Tingwenyama are just 7 points ahead of 16th position Santos FC and 6 points ahead of Magezi FC who are 15th on the log standings.
Meanwhile, the win saw Amazulu climbing to the 6th position, just 4 points behind 2nd placed Black Leopards who failed close in on Thanda Royal Zulu following their 2-1 defeat to Stellenbosch FC at Athlone on Saturday.
Mbombela United’s next league match is against University of Pretoria in Tuks Stadium on the 18th of March. Next weekend the team travels to Griffons Rugby Stadium for a Nedbank Last 32 encounter with Days FC.