Mmotong goal settles it
Posted: 16 December 2009 Time: 21:22
A rare start and a rare goal for Koketso Mmotong gave Mamelodi Sundowns a win over Maritzburg United.
Mmotong put Sundowns ahead after just seven minutes. He got on the end of a Katlego Mphela pass to slot home.
But Sundowns were guilty of missing several chances in the first half and lacked their usual composure in front of goal.
Benedict Vilakazi replaced goalscorer Mmotong in the second half and Sundowns pushed hard for more goals.
But Mabhuti Khenyeza missed a really good opportunity, which summed up Downs' struggle in and around the goal area.
Had it not been for Brian Baloyi's save from Rudolf Bester, The Brazilians may have been in trouble.
The visitors, who are looking far more organised under new coach Ernst Middendorp, had their share of chances, but could not get past Baloyi.
Sundowns play Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday while Maritzburg United host Moroka Swallows on Sunday.