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Maritzburg Claim Second Straight Win

Absa Premiership Report: Maritzburg United v Ajax Cape Town 23 August 2017

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 23, 2017 09:23 PM
Absa Premiership
 
Result: Maritzburg United 2-0 Ajax Cape Town
 
Date: 23 August 2017
 
Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium
 
Evans Rusike bagged a brace to lead Maritzburg United to a 2-0 win over Ajax Cape Town at the Harry Gwala Stadium.
 
 
Maritzburg enjoyed most of the possession in the early parts of the encounter, although chances were hard to come by.
 
The Urban Warriors, on the other hand, were dealt a blow 15 minutes into the half when Siyabonga Nhlapo was forced off with an injury. He was replaced by debutant, Junaid Sait.
 
The hosts eventually broke the deadlock with their first real opening on 30 minutes as Evans Rusike headed home Bandile Shandu's pin-point cross, 1-0.
 
Rusike continued to threaten in the final stages of the half and he nearly got a second goal just before the break but Brandon Petersen produced a superb save to the Zimbabwean.
 
Ajax, meanwhile, went into the halftime break trailing as they barely threatened Bongani Mpandle's goal.
 
The Urban Warriors came out attacking in the second half and they had the ball in the net after 55 minutes but Tashreeq Morris' strike was ruled for a foul on Mpandle.
 
However, Maritzburg were not to be denied after 68 minutes as Rusike bagged his second of the game with a composed finish form close range.
 
Stanley Menzo responded introducing striker Prince Nxumalo for the final 20 minutes as they looked for a way back into the clash.
 
However, the Team of Choice managed to see out the closing stages of the second half to claim their second successive league win. 
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Maritzburg: 1. Mpandle , 3. Sanoka, 16. Fransman, Xulu, 11. Makaringe, 19. Rusike , 8. Ndlovu, 26. Shandu, 15. Maboe , 18. Saal, 28. Mekoa. 
 
Ajax: 1. Petersen, 12. Isaacs, 13. Nhlapo, 24. Chipeta, 5. Lebusa, 8. Margeman, 20. Mzwakali, 18. Mdabuka, 7. Mosadi, 16. Kabwe, 11. Morris.
 


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Mandie07 Joined: 09 Jul 2014
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Mandie07 Aug 24, 2017 03:59 PM
RUSIKE is the real deal.
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Dynamos Joined: 06 Jul 2017
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Dynamos Aug 24, 2017 10:13 AM
Ajax Goalkeeper is rubbish there are so many good goalkeepers in Capetown NFD.He will take the team to relagation.I watched the Stellies goalkeeper he is far much better than that Ajax clown
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CECIL M Aug 24, 2017 09:47 AM
good start for Davids
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 24, 2017 09:27 AM
Slow poisan this season suprice package wll be Maritzburg united, mark my words cowditor and Baroka if they cn get good finisher infront of goal and two strong centre back is where they wll wallop everything who s cuming on their way,i lyk the way Fadlu Davids and Thobejane gv their players a freedom of expression and they enjoy their futball#foreign coachies mst fall
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Pl moloi Aug 24, 2017 09:12 AM
Davis,is the kin,pin of marbg unit
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ZunguSox Aug 24, 2017 08:57 AM
Wits inspire all small teams yoooooh, Maritzburg Utd, Polokwane Cty, CTC, Baroka are doing well and they play nice football, they believe they can take the Lig for first time like what Wits did
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musa005 Aug 24, 2017 06:53 AM
Davids is doing a great job #Akwande
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AsiphileS Aug 24, 2017 03:08 AM
Mmmmmm leli lig ngath izaphelela e KZN
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yuri10 Aug 24, 2017 12:15 AM
Congratulations to Davids and his boys
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shayadawana Aug 24, 2017 12:08 AM
Is it too early to judge Benie as the one of the best ???
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shayadawana Aug 24, 2017 12:07 AM
Is it too early to judge Benie as the one ofbthe best
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shayadawana Aug 23, 2017 11:56 PM
Some silver wear is coming this season for party spoilers
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Luciomania Aug 23, 2017 11:39 PM
The best team in psl currently. I love their fighting spirit and the courage. They have quality in Rusike and Ndlovu
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Aug 23, 2017 11:20 PM
Yazi kthini i love bng a Maritzburg United fan i used to be chiefs fan but when bobby was appointed as a top dog ku chiefs i decided to join my home team n I'm loving it i cry if i have too.......
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handsome 25 Aug 23, 2017 11:13 PM
Rusike
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iker Casillas Aug 23, 2017 10:30 PM
Maritzburg
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mhlikizah Aug 23, 2017 10:23 PM
Gud luck bafana base Natal keep it up
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 23, 2017 10:17 PM
Suprice package and most of the PSL teams wll wake up late when Fadlu s running away wth a League
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Lawrence-4LF Aug 23, 2017 10:08 PM
this team is doing better
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MR.Bucs Aug 23, 2017 09:57 PM
Dr Khoza must sign Evans Rusike even if he can cost R10million we need thus guy and I hope we will get him and Xola Mlambo before the TransferWindow is closed.

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