Sekhukhune United Football Club stumbled in Durban where they suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Amazulu FC in wet and rainy conditions at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening in the 2022/23 DStv Premiership season.
Babina Noko went into the clash in high confidence after two consecutive DStv Premiership victories, while Amazulu were winless in their last two league games.
Usuthu’s goals came from Ethan Brooks and Ramahlwa Mphahlele, who handed the hosts a 2-nil lead.
In search of the first goal, the visitors pressed the hosts in their half, but chances to dent the deficit were rare.
Sekhukhune United’s chances were few and far between, Vusumuzi Mncube forcing Jody February into a good save with a powerful drive from range in the 48th minute.
Babina Noko was the better side in the second half and Chibuike Ohizu’s brilliant cross found an unmarked Train Mokhabi in the far post, but the attacker’s tame header was easily gathered by keeper February.
Usuthu were reduced to ten men five minutes before the final whistle after their midfielder Siphesihle Maduna was sent off following a cynical foul on Kamohelo Mokotjo.
Babina Noko has now dropped to 7th position in the DSTV Premiership League Log standings with 35 points from 27 games, while Usuthu climbs to 10th position with 32 points from the same number of games.
Sekhukhune United Football Club will welcome TS Galaxy for the next DStv Premiership assignment at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium, on Wednesday afternoon. Kick-off for this encounter will be at 17h15.
XI: Sangaré, Cardoso, Mobbie, Ntiya-Ntiya, Mokotjo, Gyimah, Mncube, Seabi (Vilakazi 70′), Mokwana (Mokhabi 46′), Letsoalo (Letsoalo 89′), Ohizu.