MATCH CENTRE

SUN 22 NOVEMBER 2015, 15:30, FREE STATE STADIUM

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VS
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Aces record second successive victory

by BackPageTXT

Sun November 22, 17:41

Lebogang Manyama and Zamuxolo Ngalo were on the scoresheet as Mpumalanga Black Aces beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 on Sunday.

The Absa Premiership encounter was played at the newly revamped Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The home side pressed Amazayoni in the opening stages of the game looking to grab an early goal in order to unsettle them.

However, Phunya Sele Sele were unable to unlock Aces' solid defence. In the 15th minute, Judas Moseamedi's cross was too strong for his Aces teammate Collins Mbesuma.

In the 26th minute, Malawian defender Limbikani Mzava made two crucial blocks to deny Celtic midfielder Vuyani Ntanga inside the Aces box.

Amazayoni full-back Mzava then pushed forward on the half-hour mark and played a good cross for Moseamedi, who headed the ball wide.

The opening goal finally came in the 32nd minute when Aces midfielder Mpho Matsi combined with Lebogang Manyama and the latter made it 1-0 to the visitors.

Aces managed to contain Phunya Sele Sele in the remaining minutes until the match referee blew the whistle to end the first-half.

Two minutes into the second-half Celtic keeper Tignyemb parried Tshidiso Tukane's cross straight at Zamuxolo Ngalo, and the Aces midfielder made it 2-0 from close range.

Former South Africa international Thapelo Morena was afforded space to shoot on the edge of the Aces box on the hour-mark, but the winger placed his effort over the cross-bar.

In the 66th minute, Aces full-back Vincent Kobola combined with Mbesuma in the final third and the latter was well denied by Tignyemb inside the box.

Aces midfielder Mpho Matsi burst forward and played a good cross for his captain Mbesuma in the 78th minute, but ball was too strong for the bulky striker.

Utimately, Aces emerged 2-0 winners over Celtic on the day. Amazayoni moved to position three on the Absa Premiership standings following the win.

Celtic 2 (Manyama 32', Ngalo 47')
Aces 0

Celtic XI: Tignyemb, Fransman (Buchanan 70'), Ndengane, Letlabika, Bilankulu, Mogapi, Ntanga (Lamola 50'), Morena, Zuma, Nyatama, Massa (Pelembe 52').

Black Aces XI: Walters, Mzava, Matsi, Ngalo, Nonyane, Tukane (Jayiya 62'), Khuboni, Manyama, Modiba, Mbesuma (Nodada 92'), Moseamedi (Kobola 53')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FREE STATE STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS BLACK ACES GOALS
21. Lebogang Manyama (32')
22. Eddie Zamuxolo Ngalo (47')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
16
Defender
12
5
Defender
47'
22
Midfielder
27
3
Midfielder
42
Defender
2
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
32'
21
Midfielder
55'
12
Midfielder
35'
23
Midfielder
50'
15
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
52'
17
Midfielder
15
Forward/Striker
90 + 2'
9
Forward/Striker
53'
20
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lerato Lamola
Forward/Striker
50'
14
Vincent Kobola
Defender
53'
4
Helder Pelembe
Forward/Striker
52'
24
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
90 + 2'
26
CARDS
Thapelo Morena
Midfielder
55'
12
Mpho Matsi
Midfielder
35'
23
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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