UKZN’S EDGEWOOD NARROWLY EDGES DUT
By: Andile Nxumalo and Mfundo Mabaso
The Durban University of Technology football team produced a stunning performance against UKZN, side but failed to collect maximum points.
The home side team lost 1-0 to Edgewood Campus after a goal which came on the stroke of half time.
With their current form, DUT is one of the feared teams in the league, having proved their strength in previous games. The boys displayed good football on a rainy night at the Moses Mabhida Stadium’s People’s Park. But sharpness upfront left a lot to be desired.
“I was very disappointed with the result today. We created a lot of chances but we couldn’t convert any of them. The boys showed more hunger on the field but today was not our day to score any goals,” said DUT coach Nhlanhla Mshibe.
Mshibe emphasised that a lot of player were out injured for the game, but could make a comeback next weekend against DUT Midlands.
DUT skipper Andile Mavundla was sent off with a straight red card in the second half after an unnecessary challenge.
DUT’s Zamokuhle Dlamini said he wasn’t happy with decisions the referee made during the game.
“Everyone saw that the keeper of Edgewood committed a penalty but he did not award it, the second mistake he made was when he showed our captain a straight red for a soft foul,” said Dlamini.
With his previous experience, he knows that if players attack referees they could face serious consequences, so he said he was happy because there was a SAFA representative during the match who saw herself how poor the refereeing was last night.
Edgewood coach Zweli Sapula said, “I expected a tough game today because DUT can maintain possession of the ball for almost the whole game and they are good on counter attacks.”
“We scored and I told my boys to park the bus so that we do not concede any goal. I’m happy with today’s performance the boys took instructions from me and used the directly as I gave it to them,” added Sapula.