AmaZulu athuthukiswe kakhulu nguMcCarthy emqhudelwaneni wayo ne-Arrows ku-KZN derby

Sphiwe Masilela

I-Lamontville Golden Arrows ebhabha phezulu izobambana ngezihluthu naMaZulu FC athuthuke kakhulu, emqhudelwaneni we-Nedbank Cup enkundleni yezemidlalo i-Sugar Ray Xulu ngoMgqibelo ebusuku.

Umdlalo uzoqala ngo-17h00.

Yize womabili amaqembu kuma esazoyiphakamisa i-Ke Yona Cup selokhu yashintshwa yaba yi-Nedbank Cup ngowezi-2008, futhi yize isiyi-derby, ziningi izinto ezithembisa umdlalo omuhle.

Abafana Bes’thende sebewashayile AmaZulu ngamagoli amabili eqandeni koweligi kule sizini, kodwa lokhu kwakungaphambi kokuba uBenni McCarthy athathe izintambo.

UMcCarthy ubheka ukuthi lo kuzoba umdlalo ohlukile futhi bafuna ukwenza konke okusemandleni kulo mqhudelwano.

“Kuzoba ngumdlalo onzima kakhulu futhi elinye lamaqembu lizofuna ukunqoba, ikakhulukazi ngoba yi-derby yase-KZN.

“Kodwa siya kule nselelo sifuna ukunqoba futhi sifuna ukuphumelela. Sifuna ukudlulela esigabeni esilandelayo,” kusho uMcCarthy, oholele i-Cape Town City empumelelweni yabo yokuqala ye-MTN-8 kwisizini yakhe yobubhungu.

La maqembu womabili alale endaweni yesine neyesikhombisa emidlalweni yawo yeligi ye-DStv Premiership.

Abafana bakaMandla Ncikazi badlule kalula ngokungatatazeli bedlala ne-Orlando Pirates ngamagoli amabili eqandeni koweligi kanti Usuthu bekufanele limbe ngokujula ukuze linqobe emdlalweni wano ne-Bloemfontein Celtics ngamagoli amane kwamathathu.

I-Arrows kungenzeke yehlulwe ekhaya koweligi kanti Usuthu seluhambe imidlalo emihlanu ngaphandle kokwehlulwa selokhu uMcCarthy ethathe izintambo.

Kulokho okuthembisa ukuthi kuzoba enye i-derby ethokozisayo, abaphethe labo ababengompetha be-Nedbank Cup, i-TS Galaxy izobheka ukufakazela ukuthi ukunqoba kwabo ngowezi-2019 kwakungeyona into yokudlala.

Ngenkathi beqhuba ukuhweba kwabo esigabeni sesibili sebhola laseNingizimu Afrika, i-The Rockets, njengoba i-Galaxy yaziwa kanjalo, iqophe umlando ngesikhathi ihlula ezithandwa yindebe i-Kaizer Chiefs enkundleni yezemidlalo yase-Moses Mabhida noZakhele Lepasa oshaye iphenathi mdlalo usuzophela.

I-Galaxy izokwamukela i-TS Sporting ku-last 32 yendebe ye-Ke Yona ngoMgqibelo ntambama e-Emirates Airline Park.

Umdlalo uzoqala ngehora lesithathu ntambama.

Ezemidlalo njengamanje zisengcupheni yeshumi ku-GladAfrica Championship.

Isithombe: Lamontville Golden Arrows