Hail Tovey on Usuthu victory
AMAZULU coach, Neil Tovey deserves a pat on the back after steering his charges to the semifinals of the Ke Yona by beating Pretoria University 2-1 on Saturday night at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.
But others say both goals were a gift from the first division side.
Tovey should be forgiven for thinking that he can help his charismatic team to their first trophy in a long time. Skipper Pere Ariwerayai said they aim to lift the trophy.
The match got off to a flying start. Usuthu were awarded an early penalty when Tuks goalkeeper Siya Mngoma fouled midfielder Thabo Mabaso inside the box.
Ariweriyai coolly converted in the eighth minute. Usuthu increased their tally on the 35th minute when Tsweu Mokoro scored his first goal in the Usuthu colours to give the home team a comfortable 2-0 cushion.
As if that was not enough, Mabuza handed Tuks a penalty when Ariwerayai handled the ball inside the box. Captain Joseph Mthombeni converted.