The loss, Aces 4th in a row and 15th of the season, was a bitter pill for coach Mabusela who saw his team, who were very competitive, concede late to lose 1-0.
Vaal Professionals, who lost the 1st round, reversed the scoreline, when they scored in the 82nd minute.
In other ABC Gauteng Motsepe league action, both Lerumo and Tembisa Sports Centre won to keep their status alive. Lerumo still find themselves in the drop-zone and are now only 2-points behind Pretoria Callies and Tembisa Sports Centre.
At the top of the log, its become a two-horse race between Maccabi and JDR. Maccabi won a tough match, also scoring late against Swallows, while JDR easily won 3-0, and the Tshwane franchise is only 1-point behind the Balfour based Maccabi with a game in hand.
Aces next game will be at home against M Tigers on saturday 31 March 2018.
Alexandra Black Aces Team
Mbiyozo, Mahoa, Hlungwani, Mothogwane, Morojele, Rukato, Pienaar (67’ Mbiyozo), Mathopa, Nare, Manamela, Mitchell
Apollonatos, Peters, Metsi, Tefo
SATURDAY 24 March 2018
Thembisa Sport Centre 1 - 0 African All Stars
M. Tigers 0 - 3 JDR Stars FC
Vaal Professionals 1 - 0 Alexandra Black Aces
Valencia FC 0 – 3 Leruma United
Maccabi FC 1 - 0 Swallows FC
Garankuwa United 0 – 3 Dondol Stars
Pretoria Callies 0 - 1 Alexandra United
Baberwa FC 0 - 0 Dube Continental