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AmaZulu win battle of Zimbos

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CAPE TOWN — AmaZulu won the battle of the Zimbabweans on Wednesday when they edged nine-man Ajax Cape Town in a six-goal thriller at Cape Town Stadium.

Zimbabwe captain Tapuwa Kapini, Carlington Nyadombo and Ramson Zhuwawo all featured for AmaZulu while Khama Billiat and Tafadzwa Rusike were in action for last season’s runners-up.
The Urban Warriors started brightly as Brent Carelse and Terror Fanteni tested Kapini early on.

At the other end, Ayanda Dlamini drew a fine save from Sander Westerveld in the 23rd minute.
The visitors then took the lead 10 minutes later as Goodman Dlamini pounced from close range following indecision by Nazeer Allie after receiving a pass from Westerveld.

Matthew Booth hit back for the hosts when he squeezed a shot past Kapini in the 70th minute.
The lead was short-lived, though, as Thamsanqa Sangweni netted with a superb long-range free-kick soon after.

Ajax’s woes were then compounded further following the dismissals of Granwald Scott and Fanteni in quick succession.

Goodman Dlamini then scored his second with seven minutes to go. Allie responded as he bundled the ball over the line in the 89th minute. However, Usuthu struck again in injury time via Joseph Lekata.

Other Wednesday results:
Black Leopards 2-1 Santos, SuperSport Utd 0-0 Swallows, Ajax Cape Town 2-4 AmaZulu, Golden Arrows 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates 3-1 FS Stars, Platinum Stars 1-1 Maritzburg, Bloem Celtic 0-0 Sundowns. — Football365

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