AmaZulu vanquished KwaZulu-Natal adversaries Golden Arrows on punishments to get a spot in the Nedbank Cup round of 16 on Saturday night.
Usuthu lead trainer Benni McCarthy rearranged the pack, with any semblance of goalkeeper Siyabonga Mbatha, Xolani Mlambo and Bonginkosi Ntuli given a cup run while Arrows were unaltered after a staggering win over Orlando Pirates.
Michael Gumede opened the scoring for Abafana Bes'thende in the fourteenth moment with a low strike past the onrushing Mbatha in the wake of going clear inside the container from Knox Mutizwa's through ball.
Ntuli got an opportunity to level issue for AmaZulu on the half-hour mark subsequent to experiencing at the close to post yet his shot was saved by shot-plug Sifiso Mlungwana.
Siphelele Magubane verged on grabbing the equalizer for AmaZulu five minutes before the break with a breaking strike from a free-kick on the edge of the container however Mlungwana made an incredible save to keep the hosts ahead.
With the game battling to deliver chances in the early trades of the subsequent refrain, McCarthy rolled out twofold improvement on the hour-mark, welcoming on Siphelele Mthembu and Lehlohonolo Majoro for Butholezwe Ncube and Ntuli.
The substitute's effect was not prompt, but rather Majoro in the end grabbed the equalizer for AmaZulu in stoppage time with a first-time strike at the back post into a vast net after a cross by Luvuyo Memela, sending the conflict to extra-time.
Siphamandla Sabelo had a superb opportunity to grab the champ for Arrows in the seventeenth moment of extra-time subsequent to experiencing at the close to post yet he impacted his shot wide. In the interim, Arrows completed extra-time with ten men after Ntsako Makhubela got a second reserving in the last part.
The was to be chosen by punishments, where Usuthu held their nerve after Danny Phiri missed the fourth spot-kick for Arrows, permitting Memela to space home the triumphant punishment to send McCarthy's side to the round of 16.
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