Hail Tovey on Usuthu victory

TEACHER: Ivin Khoza. Pic. Sydney Seshibedi. 02/10/2007. © ST
Dr Ivin Khoza addresses the media during the press conference at the PSL house in Park Town about the commission payment from ABSA after the bank gave the sponsorship to the Premier League. It has been reported in the media that the negotiating team would get R50 million each until the Finance minister Trevor Manuel wrote to ABSA about the deal. PICTURE: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI 02/10/2007
TEACHER: Ivin Khoza. Pic. Sydney Seshibedi. 02/10/2007. © ST Dr Ivin Khoza addresses the media during the press conference at the PSL house in Park Town about the commission payment from ABSA after the bank gave the sponsorship to the Premier League. It has been reported in the media that the negotiating team would get R50 million each until the Finance minister Trevor Manuel wrote to ABSA about the deal. PICTURE: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI 02/10/2007

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.

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