MATCH CENTRE

WED 23 NOVEMBER 2016, 19:30, DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM

2
VS
1

Sankara, Nyatama goals see Celtic to victory

by BackPageTXT

Wed November 23, 21:31

Goals from Robert Sankara and Musa Nyatama saw Bloemfontein Celtic defeat Baroka FC 2-1 in an Absa Premiership clash at Dr Molemela Stadium on Wednesday.

Celtic got off to the perfect start when they claimed the lead as early as the third minute. Dumisani Zuma provided a fine ball into the danger area from a set piece and Robert Sankara finished with his right foot to put the hosts ahead.

Baroka almost hit back straight away, with Tshepiso Lietsisa firing an effort on goal direct from a free kick, but Celtic goalkeeper Ayanda Mtshali made a fine diving save.

The Limpopo side kept knocking at the door and on the half hour mark they were rewarded with an equalising goal, as Mzwanele Mahashe provided an assist for Mathari Mothupa to make it 1-1 with a fine finish.

The match had a lightning-enforced break just a few minutes before the scheduled interval, with the half ending level at 1-1.

Just as in the first stanza, Phunya Sele Sele began the second on the front foot and reclaimed the lead four minutes after the restart. Midfielder Musa Nyatama fired home from Atusaye Ntondo’s assist to put his side 2-1 up.

Baroka looked for a quick reply, but both Mfundhisi Chauke and Mzwanele Mahashe put headers off target a few minutes before the hour mark.

The visitors threw everything they had at Celtic in the dying minutes, but Mtshali and his defence were solid in protecting their lead.

Bloemfontein Celtic (1) 2 (Sankara 3’, Nyatama 49’)
Baroka FC (1) 1 (Mothupa 30’)

Celtic: Mtshali, Letlabika, Sankara, Shikweni (Phalane 67’), Mxoyana, Dube, Maruping, Nyatama, Hotto (Lakay 78’), Zuma, Nyondo

Baroka: Masuluke, Mothupa, Mahashe, Lietsisa, Zikalala, Olaleng, Munetsi (Dube 65’), Moeti (Simandla 55’), Matloga, Massa, Chauke (Aucho 74’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH DR. MOLEMELA STADIUM
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS BAROKA FC GOALS
21. Robert Sankara (3') 15. Mathari Mothupa (30')
4. Musa Nyatama (49')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 1
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP BAROKA FC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
32
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
3'
83'
21
Defender
3
Defender
19
Defender
30'
54'
15
5
Defender
6
Midfielder
78'
11
Midfielder
65'
25
Midfielder
42
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
55'
21
Midfielder
49'
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
67'
25
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
74'
22
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lantshene Phalane
Midfielder
67'
8
Loyiso Simandla
Midfielder
55'
26
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
78'
7
Khalid Aucho
Forward/Striker
74'
27
CARDS
Robert Sankara
Defender
83'
21
Mathari Mothupa
Defender
54'
15
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
90'
7
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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