Aces beat Santos in Play-offs

Mpumalanga Black Aces beat Santos in their Promotional Play-off clash

Posted: 20 June 2013 Time: 09:35 pm

Mpumalanga Black Aces came back from a goal down to defeat Santos 2-1 at Cape Town Stadium on Thursday evening in their National First Division Play-off match.

Vuysile Wana drew the first blood in the game for the home side in the 51st minute, but goals from Thabo Qalinge and Diyo Sibisi sealed the tie for Aces in a match where Santos were left ruing their missed opportunities.

Black Aces came into the game on the front foot having taken three points off Chippa United in their opening match of the Play-offs, but Santos knew that all was not lost having acquired a point off their first game.

The home side got off to a promising start when Edwin Sitayitayi made an impressive run up the right flank before unleashing a dangerous cross into the box. Wana burst into the box trying to get on the end of it, but Bafana Nhlapo did well to rush off his line and make the save.

As the half drew on Santos started to gain more possession and they threatened through Nasief Morris’ 35th minute snap-shot which fired agonizingly wide of the post.

Santos took just six minutes after the restart to grab the lead when Wana connected to the end of Salaam King’s cross to head the ball into the back of the net.

Aces’ response was immediate when Thabo Qalinge got the better of a complacent backline and slotted the ball into the back of the net in the 59th minute

Aces went on to take full advantage of Santos’ rattled mentality when Qalinge provided the assist to Diyo Sibisi’s headed goal just six minutes later, making it 2-1.

Ian Palmer’s men were once again left ruing their missed chances when Wana sent his diving header off Darron Omaticus’ cross narrowly over the goal frame.

Santos did try to force their way back for a draw but it was to no avail as they ended the match 2-1.

The victory means that Aces now top the play-off pool on six points while Chippa United and Santos remain equal on a point each.

Santos: Touray, Basie, Omaticus, Mabaso, Jampies, Sitayitayi (Roelf 73’), Wana, King (Masaole 80’), Onyango, Morris (T.Arendse 88’), Skippers

Black Aces: Nhlapo, Motaung, Adolph, Ngalo, Rooi, Zuke, Mmuso, Mosikidi (Hills 63’), Mtshweni, Sibisi, Qalinge (Mokoena 88’)

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Previous comments on this story...

Lesimola4bucs
posted: 09:42 pm
Aces is dark or blue
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 09:49 pm
I'm proud of my Mpumalanga team Aces.

K4L : let's hear
priscolt@pirates
posted: 09:53 pm
make MP proud boys..
The name RDS makes me sick!!
posted: 09:54 pm
What happened to the state of the nation guys??
Big Chief the Champ
posted: 09:55 pm
They can go to courts, but God is with Aces, they are winning the games on the pitch! Welcome backto the PSL Zay-Zayi!
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 10:01 pm
Mpumalanga my home,my pride al the way

Thanda needs to sit down,there possibility of them winning their case through courts is slim,there are 3 teams in the PSL from KZN already and the people there dont go to stadiums

The Cape teams are slightly losing out on this one,they already have Ajax in the Cape

Let Mpumalanga and Limpopo be represented,whenever matches are played in these 2 provinces the turnout is always spot on
Mubikwa na ive
posted: 10:02 pm
I can safely say de defending champions wil play de opening game of 2013/2014 season in de stadium where we celebrated our leageu title.


K4L
RECLAIMING DA GLORY \"Waya waya\"
posted: 10:33 pm
@Queen 2da Chiefs ur rit man I agree with u
mm____mm-2012/2013
posted: 11:04 pm
Ok ... Spain 10 - 0 Tahiti Torres x 4 Villa x 3 Silva x 2 Mata x 1 .... Game was quite dull though
A Pirate from Orlando
posted: 11:14 pm
Spaın 10- Tahıtı 0; thıs ıs what wıll happen to Bafana Bachıefs ın Brazıl ıf they get the donated poınts.
new khosi on da block
posted: 11:30 pm
Welcum 2 da world of amakhosi, we wud lyk 2 wish u hppy visit 2 our kingdom.
fritrija
posted: 06:36 am
what a good news for us mpumalangas. lets celebrate.
Mehosha
posted: 07:04 am
no board-room or courts clean win Mazion well done,
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 07:30 am
Thank you Aces, make sure that Chippa thing does not come back and toy with my team. Nx...
Makgoane
posted: 07:35 am
Your PSL presence was long overdue, just win your last game and come back where you belong
Tico MP
posted: 08:04 am
DIYO SIBISI...IS SURELY GOING TO PIRATES
Mpikza
posted: 08:12 am
i feel sorry for Aces coz of this jungle we call NFD. I hope when they qualify it will stand like that. As they only need one win now from that Spaza shop. Mpumalanga pioneering spirit make us proud Mazayoni
Mabizela01
posted: 08:28 am
Queen 2the Chiefsposted: 10:01 pm | Report Mpumalanga my home,my pride al the way

Thanda needs to sit down,there possibility of them winning their case through courts is slim,there are 3 teams in the PSL from KZN already and the people there dont go to stadiums

The Cape teams are slightly losing out on this one,they already have Ajax in the Cape

Let Mpumalanga and Limpopo be represented,whenever matches are played in these 2 provinces the turnout is always spot on

Kahle ke Queen awuyibambe lapho for starters if people from KZN are not going to the stadiums why are all PSL CUP Finals are played in KZN, game between chiefs and arrows when that VUVUZELA guy invaded the peach was a sold out in KZN, when last did you se a sold out game in GAUTENG except for CHIEFS and PIRATES game , ungaqali sisi, in KZN we go to the stadiums
Mabizela01
posted: 08:29 am
I meant pitch, eish ngicabanga amapentshisi no Daddy
IvoryPark OrlandoPIrates Branch
posted: 08:31 am
I said it before and I will say again MP Aces coming back 2 PSL
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