- Amazulu was held to a goalless draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Moses Mabhida in Durban
- If fans wanted to return to matches after a long Covid-19-related lockout, this was not what they'd want to pay good money to watch
- Usuthu looked lethargic after their heroic exertions in the CAF Champions League on a night where poor finishing in front of goals was the order of the day
Usuthu was determined to grab an early goal in the opening exchanges as they pressed the Rockets and Melusi Buthelezi was the busier of the two goalkeepers. The 23-year-old shot-stopper saved Xola Mlambo's left-footed shot at the near post, before denying Augustine Mulenga with a one-handed save.
Galaxy were looking to catch AmaZulu on the counter and they were presented with a golden opportunity to break the deadlock following a mistake by Tapelo Xoki at the back. Orebotse Mongae was put clear on goal by Xoki, but somehow the Galaxy winger placed his shot wide of the target with only keeper Veli Mothwa to beat and the score was 0-0 at halftime.
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The Rockets were the better side after the restart and they managed to test Mothwa, who blocked Ethan Brooks at the near-post as the visitors registered their first shot on target.
Shane Roberts, who had been introduced by Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic at halftime, tried his luck from range and his low shot was well-saved by Bafana Bafana international Mothwa.Ramovic's counterpart Benni McCarthy decided to make changes as he introduced attack-minded quartet Bonginkosi Ntuli, Thabo Qalinge, Matarr Ceesay and Hendrick Ekstein.
However, the last chance of the game went to Galaxy in stoppage time and Roberts's attempt from a free-kick was comfortably saved by Mothwa to ensure that the match ended in a 0-0 stalemate.
Al Ittihad Tripoli defeat Orlando Pirates, Libyan champions beat Buccaneers in Confederation Cup classic
Elsewhere, Al Ittihad Tripoli made good on their promise to bury Orlando Pirates as the Libyan side beat the Buccaneers 3-2 in a classic Confederation Cup encounter.
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The Libyan champions overcame a determined Sowetan side who kept scoring every time they went behind.
Sadly the Buccaneers couldn’t repeat the feat for the third time.