Absa Premiership

Wits sneak past Black Aces

2014-11-26 22:03
Christopher Katongo (Gallo Images)
Nelspruit - Wits have moved into third spot on the Absa Premiership standings following their 2-1 win over Black Aces at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Wednesday.
 
Christopher Katongo and Buhle Mkhwanazi scored for the visitors, while Abia Nale’s penalty was not enough to stop AmaZayoni from suffering their second successive home defeat.
 
Clive Barker rang the changes as AmaZayoni aimed to bounce back from their 2-1 loss at the weekend, and the former Bafana Bafana mentor made no fewer than four changes to the side that lost to Polokwane City.
 
His opposite number Gavin Hunt, meanwhile, named the same XI that beat Free State Stars on Saturday.
 
The visitors got off to the perfect start as Christopher Katongo continued his fine form in front of goal, finding the back of the net from with a right-footed effort from just outside the area in the 10th minute.
 
Things went from bad to worse for AmaZayoni in the 25th minute as Buhle Mkhwanazi headed Jabulani Shongwe’s pin-point corner-kick past Jackson Mabokgwane, who had no chance.
 
The Aces faithful had something to shout about three minutes later as Abia Nale pulled one back for the home side. The former Kaizer Chiefs man fired past Moeneeb Josephs from the spot after Kees Kwakman handled the ball inside the area.
 
Chances continued to come thick and fast for both sides after the break, with Tendai Ndoro the main protagonist for the home side.
 
Despite all Aces’ attacking movement, it was their opponents who were unfortunate not to increase their lead as first Stehembiso Ngcobo and then Onismor Bhasera saw their efforts clip the framework in the final half hour.
 
Wits ultimately held on to secure their second win in five days and move into third spot, while Aces slip out of the top eight.

Scorers:
Black Aces (1) 1 (Nale pen 28’)
Wits (2) 2 (Katongo 10’ Mkhwanazi 25’)
 
Black Aces: Mabokgwane, Mampuru, Gyimah, Adusei, Nonyane, Nengomasha (Timm 82’), Tukane, Okonkwo (Jayiya 88’), Mbesuma, Nale (Masina 55’), Ndoro
 
Wits: Josephs, Kwakman, Hlatshwayo, Shongwe (Nhlapo 67’), Katongo, Doutie (Isaacs 89’), Mkhwanazi, Botes (Ngcobo 59’), Bhasera, Motshwari, Ntshangase

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