PSL

Maritzburg stun Celtic

2016-08-24 21:49
Goal (AFP)

Cape Town - 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 but 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.


NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
15 October 2016
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, James Motlatsi Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Chippa United, Prince Magogo Stadium 15:30
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:30
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 18:00
Cape Town City v Baroka FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
16 October 2016
SuperSport United v Highlands Park, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
25 October 2016
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.