AmaZulu hold Celtic in Bloemfontein
Sunday Apr 08, 2018. 17:46
Bloemfintein Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw by AmaZulu drew in an Absa Premiership match at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
As a result, Siwelele climbed up to seventh place on the league standings, while Usuthu also moved to ninth place on the table.
Phunya Sele Sele and Usuthu were struggling to keep possession in the final third, and create goal-scoring chances in the opening stages of the game.
As the game progressed, AmaZulu forward Mhlengi Cele and Kabelo Dlamini both had half chances which they failed to convert.
The score was 0-0 at the interval following a relatively quiet first-half in the City of Roses, Bloemfontein.
A lively second-half followed and it was the hosts, who finally opened the scoring following a good move.
Jacky Motshegwa fired past AmaZulu goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha to make it 1-0 to Celtic with in the 82nd minute.
However, Cele had other ideas as he scored with four minutes left – beating Celtic keeper Patrick Tignyemb with a low effort.
Ultimately, Celtic and AmaZulu settled for a 1-1 draw on the day.
Celtic (0) 1 (Motshegwa 82′)
AmaZulu (0) 1 (Cele 86′)
Celtic: Tignyemb, Rikhotso, Lubisi, Ndengane, Pfumbidzai, Motshegwa (Maema 83′)’, Baloyi, Dlamini, Hotto, Phalane (Maruping 79′), Mabena.
AmaZulu: Mbatha, Morton, Ncube, Ouro-Akoriko, Gumede, Sikhakhane, Dlamini (Mabasa 60′), Mabiliso (Nomvethe 85′), Karuru, Cele, Manzini (Ncobeni 65′)