Mabhuti Khenyeza scored the winner for AmaZulu against Sundowns on Saturday night. Photo: Steve Haag/BackpagePix

ATTERIDGEVILLE – AmaZulu came back in the last 10 minutes of the match to beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in the Absa Premiership on Saturday night.

Goals by Siyabonga Nomvethe and Mabhuti Khanyeza ensured that Usuthu denied the Chloorkop outfit a win they were so looking for, especially after Masandawana went down 2-1 to Kaizer Chiefs in midweek.

The result means that Sundowns are yet to win their first league game after failing to produce those desired results in their last two outings.

Coach Pitso Mosimane will do well to remind his charges of the significance of protecting their lead till the very end, after having failed to do so in this match-up that they should have easily won.

In this encounter, Sundowns dominated matters from the onset, managing to grab an early lead through their striker, Thokozani Sekotlong, who converted the chance with an easy tap-in following a sweet cross from fellow teammate Fares Hachi on the near side.

However, Masandawana went to bed approaching the twilight of the match, and were duly punished for it, as Usuthu snatched the three points right out of their hands before fulltime with Nomvethe’s strike in the 80th minute and Khenyeza’s volleyed goal seven minutes later.

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