GREEN MAMBA E350 000 RICHER
- Green Mamba are the winners of the 2018/19 MTN Premier League first round, and have claimed the E350 000 incentive.
The Correctional Services side secured the dangling carrot in emphatic style, beating Tambuti 3- 0 at the Somhlolo National Stadium yesterday.
‘Ínyoka Eluhlazana,’ as the team is affectionately known, are still occupying the top spot with 30 points, and are five points clear off second- placed Mbabane Highlanders. ‘Landers will now have to focus on the coveted trophy as the green and white ensem-
Sble has already snatched the first round incentive under their sleeves.
The hosts showed class from the opening minutes when they took the lead with only four minutes into action through a well taken Mthunzi ‘Xavi’ Mkhontfo strike, who finished off an assist by Njabulo Tfwala.
Tambuti tried to retaliate from the opposition opener in the 13th minute through a Mcondisi Khumalo close range header which was collected by Thokozani Mkhulisi in the opposition goal. The veteran Mkhulisi proved to be at his best as he pulled a save before the half hour mark after tipping off a Gabriel Goshen rasping free kick for a fruitless corner-spot. Green Mamba's clinical striking force continued to torment the visitors during the second stanza as on form striker Musa Dlamini netted his 10th goal of the season. The pint-sized striker combined well with Mthunzi Mkhontfo to make it 2-0 with only 10 minutes into the second stan- za.
Midfielder Mxolisi Mkhontfo then ended the contest in the 67th minute, after being gifted an early Christmas present by Tambuti keeper Mlamuli Makhanya.
The lanky goalkeeper cleared the ball on the path of the Sihlangu anchorman who made no mistake to wrap up the match by 3-0.
Mkhulisi, Sanele (Thabo), Gumbi, Sanele Khumalo,Banele, Khetho, Sormeset (Oladele), Mxolisi, Mthunzi, Njabulo, Musa.
Mlamuli, Siyabonga, Siboniso, Thobani,Sebenele, Ugo, Zwakele, Siqiniseko, Mcondisi ( Neliso), Goshen, Roy.
Tambuti captain Zwakele Dlamini controllling the ball in front of Njabulo Tfwala.