- The highly-anticipated KwaZulu-Natal derby failed to deliver on expectations as AmaZulu and Maritzburg United played to a 0-0 draw in Umlazi on Tuesday night
- The match failed to deliver in terms of excitement and was deemed a snooze fest by some onlookers
- Both teams badly needed a win to lift them out of the bottom half of the PSL log
The highly-anticipated KwaZulu-Natal derby match between AmaZulu and Maritzburg United failed in to deliver on expectations in spectacular fashion as the teams played out to meek and boring goalless draw in Umlazi on Tuesday night.
The feeling heading into the match was that both teams would be fighting hard for the win due to their dire need for log points. Unfortunately, this was not mean to be with the match instead whimpering out into something of a snooze fest.
Both teams managed to go on the attack at various points throughout the match, but these attacks were quickly blocked off by the opposition defence. Maritzburg United enjoyed most of the possession in the match.
Briefly.co.za gathered that both teams squandered valuable scoring opportunities in the closing stages of the match through unforced errors.
The result of the match was hardly what either team needed as both sides find themselves in the bottom half of the PSL log.
Citizen.co.za reported that AmaZulu, in particular, were looking for a win to secure a much needed three points after being docked six league points by the South African Football Association (SAFA) for failing to comply with a FIFA ruling.
Briefly.co.za reported last week that AmaZulu had failed to comply with FIFA’s ruling regarding severance pay for a former player after the club terminated his contract early.
The club refused to comply with FIFA's ruling to make payment which eventually led to SAFA intervening in the matter.
Meanwhile, SowetanLive.co.za reported that AmaZulu had decided to make the payment which is believed to be around R1.5 million to the Namibian player Phinheas Nambandi in order to avoid the additional penalty of being relegated.
AmaZulu is currently last on the PSL log which is an automatic relegation.
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