DStv Premiership club AmaZulu FC have confirmed the passing of striker Bonginkosi Ntuli due to cancer on Sunday. The 32-year-old died at the Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital, in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon.

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“It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the untimely passing of our beloved centre-forward and loyal servant, Bonginkosi Ntuli,” the club announced.

“Ntuli was (very recently) diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, which metastasized and ultimately led to his death at the Midlands Medical Centre Private Hospital, in Pietermaritzburg this afternoon. May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. The club requests privacy and patience be granted to his family and friends at this difficult time. Further announcements will be made in due course.”

CLUBS SEND CONDOLENCES TO BONGINKOSI NTULI

Lamontville Golden Arrows are saddened by the news of the passing of Bongi Ntuli. We send our sincerest condolences to his friends, family and AmaZulu at this difficult time. May he rest in peace

 We are saddened to hear about the passing of Bonginkosi Ntuli.  Our deepest condolences to the Ntuli family, friends and everyone at
AmaZulu May his soul rest in peace,” wrote SuperSport United.

 Richards Bay Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of AmaZulu FC Striker Bonginkosi Ntuli.
 Our deepest condolences go out to Bonginkosi’s family, the Zungu family & the entire AmaZulu Football Club family during this difficult time.

 Stellenbosch Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of Bonginkosi Ntuli. Our heartfelt condolences go out to AmaZulu, his family, friends, and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.

Sekhukhune United Football Club is saddened by the passing of Bonginkosi Ntuli. Our sincere condolences to the Ntuli’s Family, Friends & the entire AmaZulu FC family.  

Polokwane City and AmaZulu FC played out to a goalless draw in the DStv Premiership match at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Monday afternoon.

It was the visitors who looked more lively and created better chances in the first 15 minutes of the game.

However, both teams were struggling to create clear chances as both keepers were hardly troubled.

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There was a controversial incident in the 35th minute of the first half as AmaZulu thought they had a penalty but it wasn’t to be.

It was that moment when the visitors were attacking however Sapunga took a short goal kick to Bulelani Nikani who was still inside the box however the defender was believed to have handled the ball with his hands. This was a clear deliberate handling of the ball in the box and should have given Usuthu a penalty. However, the officials didn’t make sense of what had just happened. Both sides went to Half-time still 0-0 apiece.

POLOKWANE CITY DRAW AT HOME WITH AMAZULU FC

With the 2nd half resuming, both teams made a few changes with Polokwane City introducing Goovadia and new signing Ndumiso Mabena while Usuthu brought in Letsoalo for Dion.

It was the visitors who looked more lively and missed a couple of chances in the early second stanza with Kwem and Moremi being the culprits.

The visitors were pushing for an opener as Hanamub blasted wide from a tight angle before Dion’s efforts were saved by Sapunga. Usuthu were not done as Mphahlele’s header was dealt with in the 87th minute of the game.

The home side tried to throw a sink in the dying minute of the game however AmaZulu stood firm and the match ended in a stalemate.

The results mean that Usuthu is sitting in the 6th position on the log standings. Polokwane City sits in the 12th position. 

By Sebastian Meso

President of DStv Premiership side AmaZulu FC Sandile Zungu has confirmed the departure of Lehlohonolo Majoro and the arrival of Celimpilo Ngema. Usuthu have started their squad trimming preparing for the 2023/2024 season.

Zungu has been vocal, of late, in terms of strengthening the squad to become a better side next season.

During a media brief on Monday in Durban, president Sandile Zungu confirmed the deal in terms of incoming to the PSL side.

AMAZULU CONFIRMS CELIMPILO NGEMA SIGNING

Marumo Gallants midfielder, Celimpilo Ngema became the first player to be announced by the club. And it’s not a secret that AmaZulu FC are expected to sign more players in due course.

Now 25, Ngema has spent the last three seasons with Gallants. Appearing in more than 90 games across all competitions and scoring eight goals with six assists.

He joins AmaZulu after helping the now-relegated Gallants to finish in the semi-finals of the CAF Confederations Cup last season, despite failing to help them to save their top-flight status.

“I think Celimpilo Ngema knew that we had a pre-contract with him. He is looking forward to coming on board at AmaZulu and we look forward to having him here,” Zungu said.

AmaZulu FC President Sandile Zungu confirms Celimpilo Ngema singing, Lehlohonolo Majoro's departure
Lehlohonolo Majoro

USUTHU RELEASE LEHLOHONOLO MAJORO, AND MORE TO FOLLOW

The KwaZulu-Natal outfit continues to be one of the most active teams in terms of introducing changes to their teams currently.

In addition, the president spoke about another target, which is to make further adjustments to their squad team.

Lehlohonolo Majoro has already been released by Usuthu. The veteran striker leaves the club after his four years stay in Durban.

It has also been confirmed that ten more players are on their way out from AmaZulu. This comes after the club also finished outside the top eight in the past DStv Premiership campaign.

By Clifton Mabasa