Alex Aces started the match with 13 U23's in the 18-man team as they continued their youth policy of buiulding for the future.
Aces had previously beaten Callies 3-2 in the 1st round fixture (Morojele, Metsi, Zimba) and were determined to put aside some bad results, especially last weekends 4-1 drubbing by Baberwa FC.
Aces were delighted to open the scoring in the 63' through a Black Aces U15 Academy player, Junior Nare. Nare has been a prolific scorer in the development league and was also crowned top goalscorer in the CAF U17 championships played in Mauritius late last year.
Reliable Theo Mbiyozo scored the 2nd late in the match, his 9th of the season for the Gold City Giants.
Aces will next face the leagues whipping boys, Garankuwa at the giant Stadium next Saturday.
Mbiyozo, Hlungwane, Mahoa, Mothogwane, Cross, Peters (74' Nkosi), Khwela, Smit, Mbiyozo, Nare (88' Morake), Manamela (46' Pienaar)
Appolonatos, Rukato, Morojele, Mothopa
FRIDAY 16 Feb 2018
African All Stars 2 - 1 Baberwa
JDR Stars vs Dondol Stars - Pilditch Stadium : 7pm (match abandoned: floodlight failure)
SATURDAY 17 Feb 2018
M. Tigers 8 - 1 Garankuwa United
Tembisa Sport Centre 1 - 0 Valencia FC
Swallows FC 2 - 1 Alexandra United
Leruma United 4 - 0 Dube Continental
Alexandra Black Aces 2 – 0 Pretoria Callies
Vaal Professionals 0 - 0 Maccabi FC