MTN8 – Amazulu miss first half chances

Ashley du Preez the Kaizer Chiefs striker

A near full house at the iconic 54 000 capacity Moses Mabhiba Stadium, saw Amazulu and Kaizer Chiefs play out a goalless first half in their MTN8 semi-final second leg game.

If the score remains at 0-0 at the final whistle, it will be Amazulu who will meet Orlando Pirates in the final.  

A pre-match shock was the inclusion of the supposedly injured Chiefs striker, Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana to the Amakhosi starting line-up. A move that has been ineffective so far.

Amazulu, who  have a distinctly Kaizer Chiefs old boys club look about them, with Ramahlwe Mphahlele and George Maluleka both in the starting line up and Keegan Buchanan, Lehlohonolo Majoro, Sibusiso Mabiliso, all on the bench and with Dumisani Zuma in the stands, should be three goals up in the first half. Usuthu have created three clear chances, while the Amakhosi have failed to trouble the Amazulu goal in any way.

A big miss early on by AmaZulu’s Sphesihle Maduna, could have turned the encounter into a much more open game. Instead, what followed was a lot of huffing and puffing by both sets of players, but very little in terms of good football.

In the 41st and the 45th minute, Augustine Kwem, the Amazulu attacker, failed to hit the target from very favorable positions, making it three failed attempts for Amazulu in the first half.

This could prove costly for them.

Ashley du Preez the Kaizer Chiefs striker