Victory continues to be elusive for AmaZulu in the 2021-22 DStv Premiership after they played to a 2d successive 0-0 plot at home, this time to SuperSport United. The Pretoria team failed to eradicate assist of the home side playing the last 17 minutes with 10 males.
SuperSport also ended the match at Kings Park in Durban one man short after defender Luke Fleurs earned an unnecessary 2d yellow card a minute earlier than corpulent time.
Benni McCarthy’s Usuthu, the runners-up last season, are but to procure a purpose in three suits in the league and created too few chances in opposition to SuperSport on Tuesday to deserve a victory.
AmaZulu started better with attacking winger Tshepang Moremi and Tercious Malepe, who was confirmed the crimson card in the 73rd minute, combining well on the left.
McCarthy’s side, on the other hand, lacked the same threat on the upright where customary Kaizer Chiefs upright-assist Kgotso Moleko had Thabo Qalinge in front of him on the flit.
The sport took time to originate up, with all facets cagey and playing a glut of passes in their very have half as an different of taking the game to their opponents. The staunch chances most efficient started to reach towards the stop of the first 45 minutes when Qalinge’s shot from conclude range was parried over the bar by the visitors’ gloveman and skipper Ronwen Williams.
Varied than that there was small to file on a first half wherein both groups lacked the courage to make determined-decrease alternatives. Tranquil, AmaZulu had the simpler assaults and might wish at least long past to the atomize with a lead in the event they’d been sharper in taking those half-chances.
SuperSport’s most efficient likelihood of the first half fell to Iqraam Rayners whose shot was brilliantly saved by AmaZulu keeper Veli Mothwa after an staunch supply from Onismor Bhasera when AmaZulu had been caught out of possession in one of their transitions on the left side of the pitch.
The restart of this match was delayed for added than 15 minutes as there had been complications with the lights. However the long atomize wasn’t ample to galvanise either team’s performance as they returned with the same lackadaisical momentum.
SuperSport coach Kaitano Tembo tried to alternate issues upfront with the introduction of Thamsanqa Gabuza for Kudakwashe Mahachi on the restart and the transfer nearly paid off as early as the 53rd minute when Gabuza linked up with striking associate Bradley Grobler, who overlooked narrowly.
Tembo’s counterpart, Benni McCarthy, meanwhile, appeared preoccupied with preventing with the match officials on the sidelines, protesting one of the primary most decisions that went in opposition to his side. Had McCarthy concentrated extra on the game his side might wish stumbled on ideas of altering the of this match.
McCarthy did assemble three substitutions, bringing in Samkelo Mgwazela for Limbikani Mzava in defence, Luvuyo Memela for Keegan Buchanan and Siphesihle Maduna for Moremi on the hour.
Tranquil it was the visitors who created better chances in the 2d duration, with Mothwa producing an staunch assign off Grobler’s header.
The pressure was on Usuthu to at least fetch a level in this game when referee Thando Ndzandzeka despatched Malepe off for a straight crimson card after a perilous atrocious on Jamie Webber. Qalinge had to be sacrificed for a defender Mbongeni Gumede after Malepe departed.