Absa Premiership

Tuks get first PSL win

2013-09-14 17:33
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Pretoria -  2-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in a Premier Soccer League encounter played at Tuks stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The win, which was AmaTuks first of the season, moves them up to eighth spot on the log while Siwelele slid down to 11th.
Three debutants were involved from the onset, two for the University of Pretoria and one for Bloemfontein Celtic.
Geoffrey Massa and Atusaye Nyondo started up front for AmaTuks while Clayton Daniels who was released by Mamelodi Sundowns earlier this month started for Siwelele.
The University of Pretoria opened the scoring in the 16th minute through Atusaye Nyondo. The former SuperSport United forward beat a rushing Patrick Tignyemb to a hopeful ball up field before slotting the ball into the back of the net. The goal was AmaTuks first of the season.
Two minutes later Massa doubled the home side’s lead with a fierce free-kick. The Ugandan international hammered the ball into the back of the net past a helpless Tignemb to the disbelief of the travelling support.
Joel Mogorosi, who has been in great form of late, had two opportunities to pull one back for Phunya Sele Sele six minutes before the break. The Botswana international, though, was left frustrated after he was first denied a brilliant tackle from Grant Kekana before only managing to hit his effort straight at Washington Arubi from point blank range.
Siwelele came out firing after the interval and should have narrowed the deficit in the 52nd minute.
Musa Nyatama, who had been troubling the Tuks defense throughout the afternoon, found himself in a one-on-one situation, but the Celtic number 10 was denied by Arubi who did well to anticipate where the midfielder was aiming to place his shot.
Celtic had several other opportunities towards the end of the encounter to get on the score sheet, but a combination of poor finishing and good defending meant they left Tshwane goalless.
University of Pretoria (2) 2 (Nyondo 16’ Massa 18’)
Bloemfontein Celtic   (0) 0
University of Pretoria: Arubi; Kekana, Shoyisa, Mkhawanazi, Moussono-Moussono, Phalane, Matsi, Ngubane, Tarumbwa (Maruping 65’), Nyondo (Mosadi 26’), Massa (Mathosi 85’)
Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb; Mogapi, Nthethe, Daniels, Mzava, Lakay (Koapeng 57’) Arwuah, Lamola (Mutuma 57’), Nyatama, Gamildien (Buchanan 70’), Mogorosi

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