Celtic stung by late Obaje equaliser
Posted: 22 February 2012 Time: 21:30
A Joshua Obaje-inspired Black Leopards fought back twice to draw 2-2 with Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday night.
Soon after the starting whistle the hosts were on the attack as Luyolo Mapolisa saw his effort go wide just two minutes in.
On the 20-minute mark Danny Venter took a shot from 25 yards out, but it went out wide, while on the other end Patrick Tignyemb was called into making a punching effort from Angelo Kerspuy's shot.
The deadlock was broken when Clifford Mulenga took a corner from the right which found Mulomowandau Mathoho, who headed the ball into the back of the net from inside the six-yard box.
Leopards stung first after the start of the second half. Maake sent in a corner and Kingston Nkhatha did well to rise above everyone else and head home.
The travelling side once again proved a force to be reckoned with off the corners as they took the lead once more in the 73rd minute, Buhle Mkhwanazi grabbing a header from close range off yet another Mulenga set-piece.
Nine minutes from the 90, Humphrey Khoza was shown his marching orders after receiving a second yellow card, while in the final minute Otorogu was caught offside in a promising position.
But it was not over, as in the dying minutes of the game Obaje got a late equaliser for the hosts from a corner-kick by Thomas Madimba.