Jabulani Ndlamanze of KwaZulu Natal battles with Celani Nguza of Eastern Cape
Tuesday Jun 30, 2015. 21:04
Three second-half goals secured a comfortable 3-0 win for KwaZulu-Natal over the Eastern Cape on day two of the SAB Under-21 National Championship at Giant Stadium in Shoshanguve on Tuesday.
Two straight defeats meant the game was a must win for KZN who battled through a cagey first 45 to secure all three points.
Man of the match Njabulo Mazibuko opened the scoring in the 59th minute, controlling with his chest before firing past Kwanele Bidi in the Eastern Cape goal.
Nduduzo Mkhize pounced from a corner-kick to double KwaZulu-Natal's advantage three minutes later beofre Jabulani Ndlamanze made sure of all three points with nine minutes of regulation time remaining.
The pint-sized midfielder lost his marker before heading the ball into the corner of the net, 3-0.
Next up for KZN is a clash with the impressive USSA Football, while the Eastern Cape will be out to break Limpopo's 100 per cent record on Wednesday.
Both game kick-off at 15h00.