MATCH CENTRE

SAT 29 OCTOBER 2016, 20:15, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

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Frank Mhango takes Wits to victory against former club

by BackPageTXT

Sat October 29, 22:22

Frank Mhango scored the decisive goal against his former team Bloemfontein Celtic as Bidvest Wits won 2-1 at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Saturday night.

The Absa Premiership match saw the Clever Boys open the scoring early through Thabang Monare, before Phunya Sele Sele equalised through Atusaye Nyondo. Yet Mhango had the last laugh with a fine goal early in the second stanza.

Wits got off to a flying start and claimed the lead as early as the fourth minute. Elias Pelembe played a fine ball into the box from a dead-ball situation and Thabang Monare escaped his marker and glanced home a stooping header to open the scoring.

Celtic hit back on the half hour mark with a beautifully worked goal which saw Musa Nyatama and Lyle Lakay combine to set up Atusay Nyondo, who provided a fine low finish into the corner to make it 1-1.

On 33 minutes the hosts almost claimed the lead, with Lakay driving a powerful volley on target but Darren Keet reacted sharply to tip the ball over his crossbar. It marked a strong period in the game for Celtic, with Wits’ early dominance no longer a factor.

The Clever Boys, though, started the second half strongly and reclaimed the lead just six minutes after the restart, with Frank Mhango combining well with Eleazar Rodgers before firing home a shot from just inside the penalty area.

Phunya Sele Sele were unable to really threaten a second equaliser, with Wits far more organised and efficient in defence, ensuring they claimed the victory and moved to within a point of co-leaders Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows with two games in hand.

Bloemfontein Celtic (1) 2 (Nyondo 30’, Mhango 51’)

Bidvest Wits (1) 1 (Monare 4’)

Celtic: Tignymeb, Dube, Letlabika, Sankara, Mxoyana, Hotto (Abdul Razak 55’), Ndengane, Maruping, Lakay (Mahlasela 71’), Nyatama (Masuku 83’), Nyondo

Wits: Keet, Allie, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Zulu,Pelembe, Monare, Motshwari, Klate (Ntshangase 90+2’), Mhango (Myeni 85’), Rodgers (Malajila 67’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS BIDVEST WITS GOALS
9. Atusaye Nyondo (30') 8. Thabang Monare (4')
17. Frank Mhango (51')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP BIDVEST WITS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
30
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
27'
21
Defender
15
Defender
44'
19
Defender
2
5
3
Midfielder
27
Midfielder
30
Midfielder
55'
11
Midfielder
88'
90 + 2'
7
Midfielder
71'
7
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
4'
8
Midfielder
3
Forward/Striker
67'
9
Midfielder
83'
4
Forward/Striker
51'
85'
17
Forward/Striker
30'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Fiston Razak Abdul
Forward/Striker
55'
21
Cuthbert Malajila
Forward/Striker
67'
25
Kabelo Mahlasela
Midfielder
71'
35
Sifiso Myeni
Midfielder
85'
23
Khethowakhe Masuku
Midfielder
83'
0
Phumlani Ntshangase
Defender
90 + 2'
41
CARDS
Robert Sankara
Defender
27'
21
Daine Klate
Midfielder
88'
7
Sibusiso Mxoyana
Defender
44'
19
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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