PSL

Mbesuma fires Aces to victory

2016-01-30 22:13
Collins Mbesuma (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Collins Mbesuma kept up his fine scoring form by netting the only goal of the game to see Black Aces defeat Chippa United 1-0 in an Absa Premiership match at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday night.
 
The victory takes AmaZayoni to second place on the standings behind Mamelodi Sundowns, though they will be pushed down to third should Bidvest Wits claim a victory on Sunday.
 
Aces almost claimed an early lead, with Collins Mbesuma seeing his diving header crash back off the crossbar after a lovely cross from Bryce Moon in the seventh minute.
 
On 27 minutes the hosts saw another fine scoring chance wasted when Mbesuma’s perfectly-weighted lob put Aubrey Modiba in on goal, but the midfielder blasted his shot off target under pressure from Chippa goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.
 
By this stage Chippa had found their feet in the game, but they were also guilty of missing scoring chances, with Andile Mbenyane shooting straight at Shu-Aib Walters before Joseph Malongoane put an effort wide of the target with only the ‘keeper to beat.
 
The Chilli Boys’ best chance arrived a few minutes before the break when Walters saw a pass from his own penalty area intercepted by Chippa’s forwards, but the opportunity was spurned by Mbenyane.
 
It took Aces less than two minutes of the second half to break the deadlock, with Vincent Kobola providing a low cross from the right which was easily turned home by Mbesuma for his 11th league goal of 2015/16.
 
On 53 minutes AmaZayoni almost doubled their advantage, with Lehlohonolo Nonyane rattling the frame of the goal with his shot direct from a free kick.
 
Chippa made a couple of attacking substitutions in an effort to get themselves back in the game, with the likes of Lerato Chabangu and Rhulani Manzini entering the fray to boost their attack.
 
Ironically it was defender Eric Chipeta who almost brought them level with a header on target in the 77th minute, but he was denied by an excellent save from Walters. That proved to be the last clear scoring chance of the game, with Aces able to hold out for the victory.

Read more on:    black aces  |  psl  |  collins mbesuma  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Fixtures
13 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Orlando Pirates, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Baroka FC, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Wits, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
14 September 2016
Kaizer Chiefs v Platinum Stars, FNB Stadium 19:30
Free State Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Goble Park Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 19:30
Golden Arrows v Cape Town City, Prince Magogo Stadium 19:30
20 September 2016
Ajax Cape Town v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Wits, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City, Orlando 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
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

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.