AmaZulu celebrates Mandela’s 95th birthday with 2-1 win over Manchester City

DURBAN (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City were stunned 2-1 by AmaZulu in their second pre-season game as 25,000 fans in stadium celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday in Durban on Thursday night.

The English Premier League side, still taking some time to adjust to the style of new manager, was suffering its second successive defeat in pre-season, following the 2-0 defeat suffered against SuperSport United over the weekend.

Bongani Ndulula gave AmaZulu the lead in the 20th minute of play, but England midfielder James Milner pulled Manchester City level six-minutes later.

The EPL side dominated for most of the game, but it was AmaZulu, who grabbed the late winner when Carlington Nyadombo scored from the penalty spot in the 89th minute.

The game was played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium as part of the Nelson Mandela Football Invitational.


AmaZulu FC: Kapini (Mathibe 45), Macala (Nyadombo 43), Teyise, Msekeli, Hlanti (Van Heerden 45), Madondo, Madubanya, Manqana (Mthiyane 75), Zondi, (Ngcobo 69), Dlamini G (Issah 45), Ndulula (Dlamini 43)

Unused subs: Zikalala, Mwedihanga, Cele, Nsele, Manoka

Manchester City: Hart (Pantilimon 64), Richards (Zabaleta 45), Kompany (Garcia 45), Nastasic (Lescott 69), Kolorov (Boyata 75), Nasri (Suarez 69), Toure (Rodwell 45), Milner (Razak 75), Sinclair, Fernandinho (Barry 69), Dzeko (Nimely 75)

Unused subs: Cole

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