Super-substitute Augustine Mulenga made the difference and scored a brace for AmaZulu as they returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Cape Town City at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Sunday night.
The loss would have been a relief for Benni McCarthy’s side who played out to a 0-0 draw against Marumo Gallants earlier in the week, a game which will have to go down as one of the most boring Premier Soccer League (PSL) games of all-time.
It was also City’s second loss at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in a week after they also lost the MTN 8 final on penalties to Mamelodi Sundowns at the same venue a week earlier.
Mulenga opened the scoring in the 24th minute after finding himself unmarked following a low cross from Thabo Qalinge.
The Zambian doubled AmaZulu’s lead on the stroke of half-time after poaching onto the ball following yet another delivery from Qalinge and sneaking the ball into the net. The goal exposed the defensive fragility of City which has haunted them for several months.