Register Login Scores

PSL

High-Flying Maritzburg Leapfrog Chiefs Into Third Spot

Absa Premiership 

Teams: Maritzburg United 1-1 Cape Town City

Date: 07 April 2018

Venue: Harry Gwala Stadium

High-flying Maritzburg United leapfrogged Kaizer Chiefs into third in the Absa Premiership, despite playing to a 1-1 draw with Cape Town City on Saturday evening.

View The PSL Table

The first clear chance fell for the Team of Choice in the 14th minute but City goalkeeper Sage Stephens made a great save to deny Lebohang Maboe at close range.

Andrea Fileccia broke the deadlock in the 28th minute for United with a finish at the back post following a cross from Fortune Makaringe.

Roland Putsche almost got the equaliser for Benni McCarthy’s charges in the 35th minute with a stinging low shot from just inside the box but United goalkeeper Richard Ofori made a good save.

The closing minutes of the first stanza were enterprising but no goals were forthcoming as the hosts went into the break with a 1-0 lead.

The Team of Choice were more in control of the match in the opening 10 minutes of the second half and they looked likelier to get the next goal.

However, the tempo of the game slowed down towards the 65th minute, as the clear-cut chances were drying up.

Kenyan striker Mosoud Juma should have equalised for the Citizens in the 67th minute after going clear on the left side of the box but United shot-stopper Ofori was able to make a fine point-blank save.

Craig Martin was unlucky not to have found the net for City 15 minutes before time as his header at the back post hit the bottom of the woodwork following a cross.

Juma eventually netted the equaliser for the Citizens in the second minute of stoppage time with a fierce strike into the top corner after a loose ball fell into his path inside the box following a free-kick, 1-1.

View The PSL Results

Here's how they line up:

Maritzburg: 31. Ofori, 6. Thlone, 25. Xulu, 16. Fransman, 3. Sanoka, 13. Makaringe, 8. Ndlovu, 26. Shandu, 15. Maboe, 29. Mekoa, 9. Fillecia

Subs: 1. Mpandle, 22. Mokate, 14. Matima, 36. Kunene, 10. Atouba, 29. Mcdonald, 23. De Reuck.

City: 32. Stephens, 2. Mkhize, 12. Fielies, 16. Johannes , 6. Seedat, 19. Putsche, 26. Nodada, 23. Matsi, 30. Martin, 20. Ralani, 20. Moseamedi.

Subs: 1. Walters, 27. Gumede, 3. Mngonyama, 31. Juma, 37. Kateregga, 48. Basadien.

12 comments

Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

78 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

4 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

91 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Biggest Stadiums In Africa

12 Oct 18, 2021 12:25 PM in African Football

Mabizela Plans For New Football Challenge?

13 Oct 17, 2021 12:03 PM in PSL

Shuffle, Junior, Shabba – The Amakhosi Legends Car Collection

9 Oct 15, 2021 01:13 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Official: Mourinho Makes Final Decision On Newcastle Job!

2 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in English Premier League

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad