MOSES MABHIDA ROARS ON MANDELA DAY
By: Chanelle Lutchman
The Moses Mabhida Stadium hummed at the sounds of shouting fans and the infamous ‘vuvuzela’ last night, as the crowd awaited the start of the match between Amazulu and Manchester City.
The teams took to the field as they began their warm up before the kick off at 8pm. Even though it was a bitter-cold 17 degrees outside, however as the whistle sounded, the temperature inside climbed to what felt like a hot 29 degrees.
A group of learners in their school uniform, seated near the field played their catchy songs and hip dance moves entertaining the crowd and to encourage their home team and their international favourites.
The home team took the lead after 20 minutes into the game with Bongani Ndudula scoring the first goal of the game. Determined however, the visitors equalized in the 25th minute with a goal from James Milner.
Both teams kept their legs fresh as managers shuffled their players around. City’s new signing Fernandinho, came on to replace star Samir Nasari in the 64th minute and Ngcobo replaced home favourite Zondi.
After a less exciting second half, the home team received a deserved penalty in the 88th minute. Carlington Nyadombo converted from the spot and gave his home team the win, leaving the fans with something to go home smiling about.
This was the second defeat for the 2012 English Premiership champions as they went 2-0 down to Supersport United last weekend.