PSL : Mpumalanga Black Aces gave lessons to the students.
Article by : Luvo Sponono Somsakazo MfokaMlobeli
Mpumalanga Black Aces has relocated to the summit of the Absa premiership, following a 2-1 win over Bidvest Wits on Friday night at Milpark stadium.
Wits could have scored an early goal on the 3rd minute when Phakamani Mahlambi eliminated two Aces defenders before pulling fast moving trigger which went on top of the woodwork. It was just a matter of time before the Students amplified the intensity which led to a free-kick on the 10th minute. Daine Klate stepped up and hit directly to Thulani Hlatshwayo who headed it to a far post putting Wits ahead leaving Shu-aib Walters chocked.
Amazayoni responded quickly by increasing the pressure on the shaky defence of the home boys. In the 16th minute Collen Mbesuma increased his tally of goals to nine from a well-played ball between Lebogang Manyama and Lehlohonolo Nonyane. Wits responded and could have gained an advantage when Jabulani Shongwe was denied a goal by Walters on a one on one situation.
The second half saw The students playing deeper giving Manyama and Mbesuma chances to build up but the execution in front goals was poor.
Mbesuma scored his second goal from a tricky ball which lended on his feet following a suicidal defending by Wits defence making it 10 in his sack of goals. He made few touches before picking a spot which exhilarated Muhsion Etugral as he walked home with three points.
Speaking after this game Ertugral said it is not easy to play against Gavin Hunt team. But he knew he was going to play high balls and planned on that. He went on to say he was pleased with Collen Mbesuma’s performance. “It’s great to have him. He brings motivation. The coach should know how to handle him and the players must know how to handle Mbesuma.” Said Ertugral.
The Zambian international Collen Mbesuma who scored the brace said, to him it’s not about individuals brilliance, but he is determined in assisting the team to keep on improving. “I am a striker. I have to score and help the team to stay on top. It’s not about me alone. It’s about the team “said the former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates wizard. Asked whether he is aiming on repeating history where he scored more than 30 goals in one season, he said “that’s the past, but hey you will never know. Maybe I can score more than those goals, nothing is impossible with God “concluded the former AFCON winner.
The win against the clever boys has put Amazayoni on number one on the log with 30 points, Wits are second with 29 points.