Result: Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Maritzburg United
Date: 09 March 2019
Venue: FNB Stadium
Kaizer Chiefs moved to within five points of Absa Premiership leaders Orlando Pirates after seeing off relegation-threatened Maritzburg United.
There was a change in the goalkeeper department for Chiefs as Bruce Bvuma replaced Daniel Akpeyi, who dropped to the bench while Willard Katsande earned a re-call to the matchday squad.
The goalkeeper position has been a big issue for the AmaKhosi since Itumeleng Khune's injury, although Bvuma looked impressive early on as he produced a couple good saves in the opening 15 minutes, while Bernard Parker squandered a golden chance in the early stages.
Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp was certainly unhappy with the way things went in the first half and opted for a change after just 25 minutes, with Philani Zulu making way for Katsande.
However, the home side had to wait until the stroke of halftime for a real sight at goal, as both Khama Billiat and Dumisani zuma saw their efforts cleared off the line by Nazeer Allie.
Here's how they lined up:
Chiefs: 44. Bvuma, 2. Mphahlele, 18. Moleko, 4. Cardoso, 36. Ntiya-Ntiya, 22. Zulu (Katsande 25'), 12. Maluleka, 28. Zuma, 11. Billiat (Ngcobo 46'), 25. Parker, 8. Castro (Moon 79').
Subs: 43. Akpeyi, 5. Booysen, 7. Moon, 20. Ngezana, 39. Frosler, 37. Ngcobo, 31. Katsande.
Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 36. Kunene, 25. Xulu, 4. Allie, 6. Sanoka, 11. Makaringe, 35. Timm, 22. Mokate (Moseamedi 58'), 8. Ndlovu, 44. Zakri, 26. Shandu (Mekoa 56').
Subs: 1. Mpandle, 17. Figareido, 15. Matsi, 20. Kutumela, 13. Kateregga, 19. Moseamedi, 29. Mekoa.