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AmaZulu trashed Golden Arrows 3-0 to reach the Carling Cup semi-final. Image: AmaZulu

AmaZulu thrash high-flying Arrows to reach Carling Cup semi-final

Sede Junior Dion’s hat-trick saw AmaZulu trash Golden Arrows to reach the Carling Knockout Cup semi-final on Saturday.

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AmaZulu trashed Golden Arrows 3-0 to reach the Carling Cup semi-final. Image: AmaZulu

AmaZulu thrashed Golden Arrows 3-0 in the Carling Knockout quarter-final match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday evening.

Usuthu’s win, sees them into the semi-finals, joining Stellenbosch FC and Richards Bay.

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Usuthu got a well-deserved lead in the 25th minute after a good move. Mondli Mbanjwa set up Sede Junior Dion who hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to AmaZulu with the visitors’ defence exposed.

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The goal rattled the Abafana Bes’thende’s defence and they conceded again four minutes later. This time, Dion beat goalkeeper Olofemi Kayode from close range to make it 2-0 to a rampant AmaZulu side.

Mabhuti Khenyeza’s side was struggling to contain Dion who completed his first-half hat-trick in stoppage time to make it 3-0 to AmaZulu heading into the break after Arrows’ poor marking was exposed.

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Khenyeza introduced strikers Lungelo Nguse and Ryan Moon prior to the start of the second-half. Angelo van Rooi was denied by keeper Veli Mothwa in the 54th minute as Arrows looked to pull one back.

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AmaZulu’s Mothwa was a busy man as he produced a decent save to deny Nguse in the 59th minute.

The Bafana Bafana keeper also saved an attempt from Van Rooi in the 67th minute to ensure that AmaZulu emerged as 3-0 winners.

Usuthu next faces Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday night.

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