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Resurgent Maritzburg Pile More Misery On City

Absa Premiership

Result: Cape Town City 0-1 Maritzburg United

Date: 25 October 2019

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town City have now gone nine games without a win in all competitions following the defeat to a resurgent Maritzburg United in the Absa Premiership on Friday evening.

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Thamsanqa Mkhize made his 100th appearance for the Citizens after returning from injury, while Fagrie Lakay joined Mark Mayambela and Kermit Erasmus in the attack. Meanwhile, Jeremy Brockie continued to lead the line for the Team of Choice as he went in search of his first goal.

While it was City who were desperate for victory, it was Maritzburg who looked more threatening in the opening stages as the likes of Daylon Claasen and Mxolisi Kunene went close in the opening 15 minutes.

At the other end, the home side were struggling to carve out any openings in the final third as the front three failed to combine to effect throughout the half.

Maritzburg were afforded a lifeline on the stroke of halftime when Keanu Cupido was adjudged to have handled in the box. Thabiso Kutumela stepped up and sent Peter Leeuwenburg the wrong way to hand Maritzburg the lead.

City head coach Benni McCarthy opted for a double change at the start of the second half as Mayambela and Mpho Makola made way for Roland Putsche and Shaquille Abrahams.

Abrahams nearly restored parity just after the hour mark with a stunning effort from distance that was tipped over the crossbar by Maritzburg shot-stopper Richard Ofori.

The Citizens threw bodies forward, which included the introduction of Craig Martin, as Mkhize squandered a good chance by heading wide from six-yards out before Edmilson Dove rifled one wide in the 80th minute.

Despite the late push, Maritzburg were able to hold on to secure a third straight league victory to move up to seventh spot, while City drop to 11th position.

Here's how they lined up:

City: 1. Leeuwenburgh, 2, Mkhize, 12. Fielies, 15. Cupido, 5. Edmilson, 21. Mokeke, 26. Nodada, 8. Makola, 23. Lakay, 22. Mayambela, 9. Erasmus.

Subs: 16. Stephens, 25. Mthembu, 41. Abrahams, 6. Seedat, 19. Putsche, 38. Kewuti, 30. Martin.

Maritzburg: 30. Ofori, 25. Xulu, 36. Kunene, 5. Morgan, 23. De Reuck, 4. Allie, 45. Mngonyama, 14. Classen, 26. Shandu, 7. Kutumela, 10. Brockie.

Subs: 31. Mpandle, 3. Sanoka, 20. Moseamedi, 29. Mekoa, 8. Buchanan, 12. Nyoni, 26. Sangweni.


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