MATCH CENTRE

SUN 24 JANUARY 2016, 15:30, TUKS STADIUM

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Nyondo strike leads Tuks to win over Aces

by BackPageTXT

Sun January 24, 17:46

An early strike from Atusaye Nyondo condemned title challengers Mpumalanga Black Aces to a 1-0 defeat in an Absa Premiership game at Loftus Stadium on Sunday.

Having seen relegation rivals Jomo Cosmos grind out a 1-0 victory over Orlando Pirates on Saturday, Tuks were in desperate need of points as we enter into the second half of the season, and they got just that, holding on as Aces suffered only their third defeat of the campaign.

Sammy Troughton's men got off to the ideal start, with Atusaye Nyondo opening the scoring after just six minutes. The Malawi international with the club’s eighth goal of the season - striking home Thabiso Nkoana's cross to stun the visitors.

The early goal played right into the hosts’ hands - allowing Tuks to sit back and play on the counter.

Aces, chasing six wins on the trot, went on the offensive and were it not for great defending by Tebogo Monyai, Collins Mbesuma would have hit home the equaliser - the veteran with a timely block.

Thabiso Nkoana should've doubled Tuks lead just before the break, but the former Ajax Cape Town striker was unable to convert following a defensive blunder.

Aces came out firing after the interval, but were guilty of missing a catalogue of chances - Mbesuma the main protagonist.

The Zambian striker had plenty of chances to equalise throughout the second half, missing a glorious chance just before the hour before seeing his header attempt from a Lebogang Manyama free-kick go wide of goal in the 84th minute.

For Tuks, the win moves them up to 12 points, one behind Cosmos. Aces lose ground on Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns, who won their respective games this weekend.

University of Pretoria (1) 1 (Nyondo 6')
Mpumalanga Black Aces 0

University of Pretoria: Arubi; Jaure, Monyai, Mwedihanga, Ngubane, Ketjijere, Maruping, Mnyamane (Bacela 90+5'), Zwane, Nkoana (Mosadi 88'), Nyondo (Ntombayithethi 20')

Mpumalanga Black Aces: Walters; Moon (Tukane 66'), Mzava, Ngalo, Nonyane, Ngoma (Nodada 46'), Matsi (Moseamedi 46'), Khuboni, Modiba, Mbesuma, Manyama

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH TUKS STADIUM
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA GOALS BLACK ACES GOALS
17. Atusaye Nyondo (6')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
4 1
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA STARTING LINEUP BLACK ACES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
75'
36
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
79'
15
Defender
12
14
Defender
66'
29
Defender
4
22
2
3
Midfielder
28
Defender
2
Midfielder
84'
7
Midfielder
46'
11
Midfielder
20'
24
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
6'
20'
17
Midfielder
46'
23
Forward/Striker
88'
18
Midfielder
5
Forward/Striker
90 + 5'
10
Forward/Striker
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Vuyisile Ntombayithethi
Midfielder
20'
8
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
46'
20
Thabo Mosadi
Midfielder
88'
11
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
46'
26
Lennox Bacela
Forward/Striker
90 + 5'
14
Tshidiso Tukane
Midfielder
66'
15
CARDS
Ronald Ketjijere
Midfielder
20'
24
Thabo Nodada
Midfielder
85'
26
Washington Arubi
Goalkeeper
75'
36
Partson Juare
Defender
79'
15
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
GALLERY
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