GEORGE FOOTBALL NEWS - The students of NMU faced the high-flying Raul Stars FC at Thembalethu Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 5 June. NMU played a 1-1 draw against the Geolfa League log leaders Raul Stars.
The two goals were scored by Siyabonga Aseni for Raul Stars and Yibanathi Khoza for the students.
Raul Stars were looking very sharp from the get go, creating scoring opportunities from the centre of the field, but they failed to break through the solid defence of the students.
With both sides driving hard, it was Raul Stars who scored the first goal of the game when Siyabonga Aseni netted a penalty for his side. The second half saw the students trying hard to equalise. Facing a weakened team after a Raul Stars player was sent off with a red card, NMU took the game from the log leaders, creating chances from their wings.
Using the pace of Iva Mhletywa and Kamva Maliwa to penetrate Raul Stars' defence, the students scored their first goal to equalise and change the score to 1-1. Both teams kept trying for the winning goal but they had no luck and the score was unchanged at 1-1 when the end whistle blew.
GEOLFA LEAGUE WEEKEND RESULTS
SATURDAY 5 JUNE
- All Stars 0-2 Bangalore
- Paris United 0-6 Vista
- Raul Stars 5-0 Young Masters
- Black Cats 1-0 Heaven Stars
- Fast Eleven 2-0 Thembalethu Brothers
- Celtics 1-5 Vista
- Young Brothers 0-0 Bangalore
- Raul Stars 1-1 NMU
- Paris United 1-3 Fast Eleven
- Abahlali 3-0 Thembalethu Brothers
- Ramaphosa 3-2 Young Masters
SUNDAY 6 JUNE
- Heaven Stars 0-1 Raul Stars
- Abahlali 0-1 Black Cats
- Young Killers 1-1 Young Brothers
- Ramaphosa 1-2 NMU
- Promotional League:
- Black Cats 2-1 Greenfield
- Ramaphosa 1-0 All Stars
- George Vultures 6-2 Galaxy Academy
- Greenfield 2-3 Real Pacaltsdorp
- Silver Stars 2-1 Western Tigers
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