Result: Mpumalanga Black Aces 0-0 University of Pretoria
Date: 30 August 2014
Venue: Mbombela Stadium
An entertaining Absa Premiership clash between Mpumalanga Black Aces and the University of Pretoria played at Mbombela Stadium, ended in a goalless draw as both teams failed to find the back of the net.
Goalkeepers Energy Murambadoro and Washington Arubi were the star men of the match, as both made brilliant saves in the first and second-halves to make sure that the game remained goalless to the end.
Tuks looked the better of the two teams in the opening 15 minutes, while Amazayoni were very shaky in defence, making silly mistakes that could have cost them the match.
Luckily for Aces, Energy Murambadoro, was in good form in goals and denied both Mosadi and Nyondo from scoring inside the opening 20 minutes of the game.
Aces well able to recover from their erratic start to the match as they also produced good goal-scoring chances of their own through Bhongolwethu Jayiya, who was kept out by Arubi.
The Tuks goalkeeper, like his opposite on the other end of the field, was very impressive in goal.
The exciting match continued to produce good goal-scoring chances, but both teams were wasteful in front of goal.
The match went into the half-break at goalless draw.
Amazayoni coach, Clive Barker, reacted by taking off his two strikers, Tendai Ndoro and Collins Mbesuma, who made way for Mabhuti Khenyeza and Dennis Masina respectively.
Plenty of chances continued to be created in the second-half and Mosadi looked to have got the opener in the 75th minute, only for Edwin Gyimah to clear the ball off-the line.
Tuks brought in Geoffrey Massa for Thabo Mosadi as Steve Barker hoped that the big Ugandan could find the winning goal in the last ten minutes of the match.
The late changes failed to add any spark into the match and it ended in a goalless draw.
This is how they started:
Black Aces: Murambadoro, Gumede, Nonyane, Nemgomasha, Gyimah, Timm, Adusei, Jayiya, Mbesuma, Nale, Ndoro
AmaTuks: Arubi, Kekana, Shoyisa, Jaure, Nzimande, Ngubane, Matsi, Ntombayithethi, Mosadi, Nyondo, Zwane