This game saw the return of coach Jacob Sakala to the Gold City Giants bench but the wily mentor would of wanted a win to kickstart his umpteenth coaching stint at Aces.
And it couldn’t of been a worse start when Aces gave away a silly penalty that was converted to put Dondol 1-nil up in the 15th minute.
That goal stung Aces and they were are all over Stars for the balance of the half, firing in crosses & testing their keeper. Their positive attacking play was finally rewarded deep into the half when O’Neil Hendrick equalised.
In the 55', Kurt Pienaar replaced Milano Sampson and 5’ later Kwanele Hlatshwayo came on for Terence Malaza. Sakala played his last sub, Collen Zimba who replaced the goal scorer O'Neil Hendrick in the 72’as Aces peppered the Dondol goal.
Aces were reduced to 10-men in the 88’ when Dingaan Metsi received his marching orders and with this the Gold City Giants put up the shutters and had to settle for a draw.
Alex Aces Team Sheet
T Mbiyozo, E Adolph, T Malaza (60’ K Hlatshwayo), T Mohoa, P Khwela, M Sampson (55’K Pienaar), S Hlungwani, E Barends, O Hendrick (72’C Zimba), D Metsi, Theo Mbiyozo
C Davids, D Peters, T Mathopa, T Madimba
TUESDAY 24 October ‘17
Alexandra United 2 – 2 M. Tigers
WEDNESDAY 25 October ‘17
Leruma United FC 0 – 1 JDR Stars FC
Swallows FC 0 – 4 African All Stars
Dondol Stars 1 – 1 Alexandra Black Aces
Dube Continental 1 - 2 Vaal Professionals
Baberwa FC 1 – 1 Thembisa Sport Centre
Pretoria Callies 5 – 2 Valencia FC
Garankuwa United 0 - 2 Maccabi FC