Result: Black Aces 2-1 Swallows
Date: 14 March 2015
Venue: Mbombela Stadium
Mpumalanga Black Aces won their first Absa Premiership game of the year as they edged out Moroka Swallows 2-1 on Saturday.
The hosts created the first decent chance in the sixth minute when Tendai Ndoro unleashed a shot at goal, but Greg Etafia was not concerned as he watched it fly wide of the target.
Lerato Chabangu had a glint in his eye in the 28th minute and decided to fire a shot from long range but Jackson Mabokgwane was up to the task and made a comfortable save.
The deadlock was finally broken in the 67th minute. Collins Mbesuma put the hosts in the lead with his left-footed finish despite Mabalane's attempt to clear it off the line.
Swallows responded quickly and were back on level terms in the 78th minute. Rudi Isaacs headed home his second goal of the week to give the visitors a shot at victory.
However, Amazayoni were back in front two minutes later. Zamuxolo Ngalo took the corner kick and Edwin Gyimah directed the ball into the back of the net with a headed finish.
Aces: Mabokgwane, Kobola, Gyimah, Gumede, Nonyane, Ngalo, Jayiya, Okonkwo, Ngoma, Ndoro, Mbesuma.
Swallows: Etafia, Mungomeni, Cohen, Savic, Isaacs, Mandic, Hendricks, Baloyi, Giuricich, Obada, Chabangu.