Adivhaho Ramathuba of Peace Makers hooks the high ball, with Potego Raphahleko of Stars on his heels.
Tshivhazwaulu Peace Makers made no peace with Phungo All Stars when they beat them 3-0 in their MMK Administrators League match at the Itsani Magalanngwe Secondary School grounds on Saturday.
Stars played the better part of the first half with 10 men. They did not have a minimum of five U/21 players in their starting line-up as required by the league’s rules and regulations.
The home side managed to maintain a clean sheet throughout the first half, despite the setback. At one stage All Stars showed more appetite for goals than the visitors from the Vuwani area. In the 24th minute Stars came close to scoring when Phathutshedzo Nengovhela went loose from the left corner and unleashed aimlessly from the edge of the box. The ball went far wide.
Peace Makers approached the last half with their tails up. Anzatshilidzi Mulaudzi, the Peace Makers’ striker, was brought down within the box in the 54th minute. That prompted the referee to award a penalty to Peace Makers. Phumudzo Mulaudzi, the Peace Makers’ keeper, took it upon himself and made no mistake from the white spot.
The complexion of the game changed completely after Peace Makers introduced Talifhani Nekhumbe, Tshifhango Mulaudzi and Mutheiwana Ramulongo for Ailweli Ndou, Pfunzo Dzuguda and Humbulani Mauvhelwana respectively. Talifhani Nekhumbe made his presence felt five minutes after his introduction. He headed home, following a square pass from Michael Ndou.
Ronewa Rabumbulu put the final nail in the Stars’ coffin towards the end of the game.
The victory means that Peace Makers are now close to the pace setters, Muziafera Blue Eagles. Blue Eagles, who played to a 2-2 draw with Univen FC, are two points ahead of Peace Makers.
Date:14 March 2019 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.