MATCH CENTRE

WED 24 AUGUST 2016, 19:30, SEISA RAMABODU STADIUM

0
VS
1

Maritzburg stun Celtic away

by BackPageTXT

Wed August 24, 21:41

Maritzburg United narrowly defeated Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in an Absa Premiership clash played at the Dr. Molemela Stadium on Wednesday.

Phunya Sele Sele and The Team of Choice locked horns in their first game of the 2016/17 league season in the city of Bloemfontein.

The first opportunity of the game went to Celtic winger Lyle Lakay from a free-kick a minute into the game, but he placed his attempt over the crossbar.

At the other side, Maritzburg defender Brian Onyango forced Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb into an easy save in the 15th minute.

Maritzburg's Evans Rusike became the first player to be booked on the night ten minutes later when the referee showed him an yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

Eight minutes before the half-time break, a great pass was played to former SuperSport United winger Lakay and his attempt missed the target.

It took only five minutes in the second-half for Lentjies to put the Team of Choice into the lead with a right-footed shot making it 1-0 to Maritzburg.

New Celtic attacker Sydney Masana then forced Maritzburg into a good save on the hour-mark as the home side pressed for the equalizing goal.

The home side decided to introduce promising forward Dumisani Zuma for Sibusiso Mxoyana with 15 minutes left on the clock.

Nevertheless, Maritzburg stood firm at the back in the dying minutes of the league encounter and ultimately, they won 1-0.

Celtic (0) 0
Maritzburg (0) 1 (Lentjies 50')

Celtic XI: P.Tignyemb, R.Sankara, W.Letlabika, A.Ndengane, D.Hotto (K.Masuku 56'), M.Dube, K.Mahlasela (D.Zuma 72'), S.Mxoyana (A.Nyondo 75', L.Lakay, V.Shikweni, S.Masana.

Maritzburg XI: V.Vries, B.Moon (P.Sanoka 46'), B.Fransman, B.Onyango, D.Weidlich, B.Moyo, D.Mekoa, P.Zulu, K.Lentjies (M.Mokate 90'), A.Fileccia (S.Van Wyk 46'), E.Rusike.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH SEISA RAMABODU STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
29. Kurt Lentjies (50')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 4
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
21
Defender
0
Defender
75'
19
Defender
62'
0
5
Defender
2
Midfielder
27
Defender
46'
0
Midfielder
56'
11
Defender
23
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
81'
0
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
84'
28
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
50'
90'
29
Midfielder
46'
25
Forward/Striker
46'
0
Forward/Striker
26'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Khethowakhe Masuku
Midfielder
56'
0
Sheldon Van Wyk
Midfielder
46'
12
Atusaye Nyondo
Forward/Striker
75'
9
Pogiso Sanoka
Defender
46'
32
Mohau Mokate
Midfielder
90'
22
CARDS
Vusi Shikweni
Midfielder
46'
25
Evans Rusike
Forward/Striker
26'
19
Blessing Moyo
Defender
62'
0
Dennis Wieldiech
Midfielder
81'
0
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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