Arrows beat AmaZulu 1-0

AmaZulu suffered their third straight defeat in the Absa Premier League when they lost 0-1 to Golden Arrows at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

AmaZulu were put to the test as early as the fourth minute when Thanduyise Khuboni’s header forced a brilliant save from AmaZulu goalkeeper Kalilio Kakonje.

AmaZulu came close to opening the scoring five minutes later, but Dumisani Ngwenya’s shot went directly into the hands of Arrows goalkeeper Nkosana Maseko.

Arrows created the best chance of the first half in the 19th minute when Abia Nale squandered a good pass from Mauricio Pequenino by sending his snap-shot straight at Kakonje.

Both teams came out rejuvanated for the second half, and the home side came close to scoring within minutes of the restart — only for Mohammed-Awal Issah’s shot to go over the bar.

Arrows eventually broke the stalemate in the 51st minute, when Musa Bilankulu found the back of the net with a glancing header.

The visitors should have doubled their lead in the 87th minute when Kakonje parried Thabiso Gopane’s shot straight at Pequenino, but he then sent the ball wide of the open goal.

AmaZulu had one more chance to level matters before full-time, but skipper Belux Kasongo headed Mohammed-Awal Issah’s free-kick inches over the cross-bar. – Sapa

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