The match started at a slow pace, with both teams struggling to find a rhythm. However, Celtic broke the deadlock as early as the 11th minute, after Aces failed to deal with a cross from Billy Ratsoana.
fell to the feet of Petrus Mahlatsi, who hit home to make it 1-0 to the
The game was evenly-contested at this stage, and could have gone either
Aces equalised in the 35th minute, when Prince Olomu lost control
of the ball in the box. The loose ball was snapped up by Chibuzor
Noogdu, who made it 1-1.
Ten minutes later, on the stroke of half-time, Noogdu struck again, giving the Premier Soccer League rookies the lead going into the break.
In the second half Aces began attacking from all angles but Patrick
Tignyemb made several breathtaking saves to keep Celtic in the game.
Phunya Sele Sele equalised in the 73rd, when Ratsoana dealt another
wonderful cross in to the box, which was met by Darrell Smith and
headed into the back of the net.
His goal brought Celtic back into the game, and ten minutes from time
he took Celtic into the lead, rising high in the box to head a Moses
Spandeel cross home and hand his team a 3-2 victory.