AmaZulu End Maritzurg's Winning Start
Absa Premiership Report: AmaZulu v Maritzburg United 12 September 2017
Result: AmaZulu 1-1 Maritzburg United
Date: 12 September 2017
Venue: King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium
Maritzburg United's winning start came to an end, as they drew 1-1 with AmaZulu at the King Goodwill Zwelithini Stadium.
The game's first chance arrived after 12 minutes for Maritzburg when Boalefa Pule produced a fine save to keep out Sanoka's close range header.
The home side started seeing more of the ball after the 20-minute mark, while Samuel Darpoh fired wide of the mark after some good build-up play.
Maritzburg ended the first half the stronger of the two sides, but they were unable to carve out another big chance.
Nevertheless, the sides went into the halftime break with the score locked at 0-0.
Fadlu Davids opted for a double change at the start of the second half as Mxolisi Kunene and Bandile Shandu were introduced.
The second half continued in the same vein as the first, with both clubs struggling to carve out chances
The deadlock was eventually broken in the 78th minute when AmaZulu's Michael Morton deflected the ball into his own.
However, Usuthu sealed a point in the 88th minute courtesy of a header from Mhlengi Cele.
Here's how they lined up:
AmaZulu: 31. Pule, 95. Mtshweni, 24. Sikhakhane, 67. Nyongo, 4. Morton, 33. Darpoh, Mbatha, 16. Karuru, 10. Nomvethe, Manzini, 2. Khenyeza.
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 16. Fransman, 3. Sanoka, 25. Xulu, 5. Weidlich, 11. Makaringe, 19. Rusike, 15. Maboe, 28. Mekoa, 22. Mokate, 8. Ndlovu.