Vasco da Gama went down 4-1 away to AmaZulu in their National First Division clash in Kwa Mashu on Sunday.
It was Marc van Heerden who opened the scoring with a left footed piledriver after 23 minutes. And he turned provider for the second goal, crossing to Namibian Petrus Shitembi to head home.
In the second half, Shitembi won a penalty and Nomvethe stepped up to convert. With a goal on debut, ‘Bhele’ was then taken off and replaced by another debutant in Zaid Patel.
The Cape side did pull a goal back, but Usuthu scored a fourth through Goodman Dlamini to wrap up the game.
Vasco have now lost their previous three matches and are in 12th position. Their next game is away to Thanda Royal Zulu on Saturday.
AmaZulu: Stephens, Moloi, V Heerden, Robertson, Gumede, Johannes, Dlamini G, Zungu, Shitembi, Stoffels, Nomvethe
Vasco: Hoffman, Rowell, Gertse, Shellar, Marumo, Sebastiao, Mxoyana, Stuurman, Wambi, Mumuni, Pietersen
NFD round 15 results
Friday 15 January
Cape Town All Stars 1-0 Thanda Royal Zulu
Saturday 16 January
Highlands Park 2-2 Baroka FC
FC Cape Town 2-1 Witbank Spurs
Black Leopards 1-0 Royal Eagles
Sunday 17 January
AmaZulu 4-1 Vasco Da Gama
Milano United 5-0 Moroka Swallows
Mbombela United 1-1 Santos
Mthatha Bucks 0-0 African Warriors