South Africa Nedbank Cup: AmaZulu down Sekhukhune United to reach last eight

AmaZulu FC secured their passage to the quarter-finals of the Nedbank Cup with a commanding 2-0 win over Sekhukhune United at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Thursday night.

Both teams made strategic changes from their previous matches, with Sekhukhune bringing in Katlego Mkhabela and Elias Mokwana, while AmaZulu introduced Junior Dion and Hendrick Ekstein to their starting line-up.

The match began cautiously, with chances sparse in the early stages. Sekhukhune had a golden opportunity midway through the first half when Chibuike Ohizu found himself with a free header, only to be denied by AmaZulu’s goalkeeper Veli Mothwa.

However, it was AmaZulu who broke the deadlock in the 26th minute, as Junior Dion capitalized on a rebound to slot home from close range, giving his side a crucial 1-0 lead heading into half-time.

AmaZulu emerged from the break with renewed vigour, and they quickly doubled their advantage in the 62nd minute. Victor Letsoalo pounced on a defensive error from Sekhukhune’s goalkeeper, Renaldo Leaner, to score into an empty net, making it 2-0 in favour of the visitors.

Despite Sekhukhune’s late surge, with coach Lehlohonolo Seema making tactical substitutions to inject fresh energy into the midfield, they were unable to find a way past AmaZulu’s resolute defence.

Goalkeeper Veli Mothwa produced a nervy save late in the game to preserve his clean sheet, ensuring AmaZulu’s comfortable progression to the quarter-finals.With this impressive victory, AmaZulu now set their sights on the next challenge in their quest for Nedbank Cup glory.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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