AmaZulu captain Tapelo Nyongo stays down after sustaining a rib injury against Platinum Stars. Photo: Steve Haag/BackpagePix

DURBAN – AmaZulu captain Tapelo Nyongo was rushed to hospital after sustaining a bad rib injury.

Nyongo was taken off during the second half of the clash between AmaZulu and Platinum Stars at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Saturday night, with the game ending 1-1.

Nyongo sustained a bad rib injury when he was fighting for the ball with Bongi Ntuli.

He was replaced by Vukile Mngqibisa.

Qedi Dlamini, who is the manager at Usuthu, confirmed that Nyongo is still at hospital.

“Nyongo is still at Umhlanga Hospital. He is waiting for the X-ray results. He sustained a bad rib injury,” Dlamini explained.

Nyongo has been pivotal for Usuthu at the heart of defence. He scored the winner in the first match against Free State Stars at King Zwelithini Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Absa Premiership clash between SuperSport United and AmaZulu is set to be postponed.

The two sides were set to meet at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday at 8.15pm. 

SuperSport came back twice to secure a semi-final spot in the Caf Confederation Cup against Zesco United in the second leg of the quarter-final at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Zambia at the weekend.

The first legs of the semi-finals are scheduled for next weekend, where SuperSport are supposed to take on AmaZulu at home in the league.

Independent Media has gathered that AmaZulu anticipated the clash of fixtures and wrote to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to schedule the game for Wednesday.

“AmaZulu wrote to PSL asking to play SuperSport United on Wednesday. SuperSport were not keen on playing the game on Wednesday. They wanted to wait for their results against Zesco United and then take the decision.

“AmaZulu are now not keen to play on Wednesday. They have already given their players a two-day break. They will report for training on Tuesday. So, the game against SuperSport is likely to be postponed,” a source stated.

SuperSport will face the winner of the clash between MC Alger of Algeria or Club Africain of Tunisia in the semi-finals of the Confederation Cup.


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