Judas...Not Iscariot But Moseamedi
Judas Moseamedi was on song when he nets a brace to seal a two-one victory for Maritzburg United over Kaizer Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.
Like his biblical namesake, Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus- Moseamedi was not to be trusted. The Tzaneen born hitman was too hot for Daniel Cardoso to handle. Chiefs route one football couldn't work on the day as Eric Tinkler deployed two defensive midfielders to put George Maluleka and Kaeryn Buccus at bay. Maritzburg caught Chiefs on counter attacks on numerous occasions and could have scored more than just two goals.
With two trophies still to contest for this Amakhosi can still hope to end their trophy draught. Chiefs form was tested. The absence of some of their regulars left a big void- forcing Ernst Middendorp- to do with a make shift defence. The German mentor approached the game with a three-four-three formation and not his trusted four -three-three. Daniel Cardoso had to marshall the Chiefs inexperinced back three.
The Team of Choice also hit with suspensions and injuries had to do with what was available. Tinkler's tactics has to be applauded. He was tactically supreme over his counterpart and that's where he won the match.