University of Pretoria
  • Atusaye Nyondo (16)
  • Geofrey Massa (18)
2 - 0
Absa Tuks Stadium
14/09/2013 15:00

Tuks beat Celtic for first win

University of Pretoria Bloemfontein Celtic PSL

Posted: 14 September 2013 Time: 02:33 pm

First half strikes from debutants Atusaye Nyondo and Geoffrey Massa helped University of Pretoria beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-0 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 slide down to 11th.

Three debutants were involved from the onset, two for the University of Pretoria and one for Bloemfontein Celtic.

Massa and Nyondo started up front for Tuks while Clayton Daniels, who was released by Mamelodi Sundowns earlier this month, started for Siwelele.

Tuks opened the scoring in the 16th minute through Nyondo, who beat the onrushing Patrick Tignyemb to a hopeful ball before slotting the ball into the back of the net.

Two minutes later Massa doubled the home side’s lead with a fierce free-kick – an excellent effort which left Tignyemb with no chance.

Joel Mogorosi, who has been in great form of late, had two opportunities to pull one back for Celtic six minutes before the break. However, he was left frustrated after a brilliant tackle from Grant Kekana before a follow-up effort which Washington Arubi saved from point blank range.

Siwelele came out firing after the break and should have narrowed the deficit in the 52nd minute.

Musa Nyatama, who had been troubling the Tuks defence throughout the afternoon, found himself in a one-on-one situation, but was denied by Arubi.

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.

HOME: University of Pretoria

  • 36 Washington Arubi
  • 2 Siyabonga Shoyisa
  • 15 Buhle Mkhwanazi
  • 20 Grant Kekana
  • 22 Charly Moussono-Moussono
  • 6 Lantshene Phalane
  • 7 Siyabonga Ngubane
  • 8 Mpho Matsi
  • 16 Obadiah Tarumbwa
    65 mins - Mpho Maruping
  • 19 Geofrey Massa
    85 mins - Lucky Mathosi
  • 28 Atusaye Nyondo
    26 mins - Thabo Mosadi

AWAY: Bloemfontein Celtic

  • 30 Patrick Tignyemb
  • 2 Thabo Nthethe
  • 3 Limbikani Mzava
  • 5 Clayton Daniels
  • 19 Tumelo Mogapi
  • 7 Lyle Lakay
    57 mins - Letsie Koapeng
  • 10 Musa Nyatama
  • 17 Joel Mogorosi
  • 22 Ruzaigh Gamildien
    70 mins - Keagan Buchanan
  • 28 John Arwuah
  • 14 Lerato Lamola
    57 mins - Rodreck Mutuma
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