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Maritzburg and Chiefs draw

Posted: 8 September 2010 Time: 22:36

Maritzburg United and Kaizer Chiefs drew 1-1 in a League match on Wednesday.

The goals were scored by Knowledge Musona for Chiefs and Rudolph Bester for United

The Amakhosi’s free-flowing style of play certainly asked a few questions of the home team’s defence early on, especially down the right flank where Chiefs’ Jimmy Tau and Mandla Masango combined to orchestrate a few probing raids.

Chiefs’ striker Knowledge Musona got onto the end of a Tau cross in the eighth minute but the Zimbabwean was unable to generate enough power with his header to trouble Shu-Aib Walters in United’s goals.

A minute later Musona, Masango and Siphiwe Tshabalala worked in tandem to produce a move that progressed into United’s danger area but Tshabalala sent his attempt high over the crossbar.

Masango had only Walters to beat in the 17th minute. Instead he directed a low drive at the keeper’s body.

Chiefs’ relentless pressure eventually took its toll near the half-hour mark when Musona was able to divert Tau’s strike on goal beyond a flat-footed Walters.

The visitors were not prepared to sit back on their small advantage and pressed for more openings. Tshabalala surged powerfully into the visitor’s penalty area a short while later and unleashed a scorching drive which Walters kept out with the help of David Booysens, who was positioned on the goal line.

Five minutes from the interval, Chiefs had another attempt cleared off the line. Masango drilled an effort which Walters parried into the path of lanky midfielder Mthokozisi Yende who responded by heading powerfully towards United goal – on this occasion defender John Aruwah was on hand to prevent the ball from crossing the whitewash.

However, United sprung to life near injury time and had two great chances to claw their way back into the contest. First Kurt Lentjies struck the visitors crossbar with a blistering strike from distance.

Soon thereafter, Booysens watched in dismay as his header from a Lentjies free-kick crashed onto the Chiefs upright; striker Rudolf Bester who was following up was unable to hit the target with his close range header.

The second half failed to reach the same intensity as the first. With just a goal separating the teams, United became more adventurous. Itumeleng Khune, Chiefs’ keeper, was eventually called into action in the 70th when he had to keep out Mor Diouf’s long-range free kick.

United leveled matters when an unmarked Rudolf Bester tapped in a long punt from Lentjies, three minutes later. The home team grew in confidence and went in search of all the points on offer.

Their best chance to claim the win came with six minutes from time when Musa Nyatama pulled clear of the his markers and flashed a drive which Khune kept out by getting his body behind the ball; Diyiso Sibisi collected the loose ball but failed to hit the target either.

In the end a share of the spoils is just reward for the efforts of both teams in this encounter.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 10:44 pm
siqalile ke ngedraws.
posted: 10:56 pm
ths stupid team again wl never win the league.defending a goal.thr s no penaltiez in a league game moronz
posted: 11:05 pm
courage makhosi, time will come. Its not the end of league. Draw is not bad as loose.

Love & Peace....Black & Gold
posted: 11:49 pm
Butch of useless playaz and coach we will never win the league, pretorians will dominate the league until Bobie dies. We need a new mananger. Nxa I don't no when I we going to take every game as cup nxa Morons.
posted: 03:41 am
kaizer chiefs 2 games played,2 points lost ,4 points so far,championship material?
posted: 04:38 am
Who is complaining? for what? did he wash his stinking feet? come on now...
posted: 05:38 am
this team KC has taken 1goal campain 2 another level, the max goal thy score per game is 1 unless thy r forced 2 take penalty. Playin good game with no goals won't take it anywhr.
posted: 05:39 am
Chiefz u wl neva win psl as long as u still playin draws. U need max pnts n goals still early bt u can stl do betta. Since Ted n Shoes left CHIEFS they bcame ordinary team. I used 2 watch every game even friendly games.Khosi 4 eva.
posted: 05:57 am
Arrgh! Chiefs have started with their draws nw. Teams dat r serious abt winning da league start collecting maximum early on coz da 2nd half of da is a lot tougher. This Chiefs team is not serious...
posted: 05:58 am
Sorry KC fans but we nned 2 score guyz, yah neh i started 2 c something nou if we get a goal by Musona nothing happens after, did u notice not Khosi? Hehehehe!!
posted: 05:58 am
Thanx Maritzburg,this team is jst ordinary,mxm
posted: 08:42 am
Hehehe, I feel sorry for Maritzburg, they deserved to win against this overhyped mickey mouse club. Hard luck bafowethu, next time you'll collect maximum points and send this referee-helped team to relegation.
posted: 09:07 am
so Kick off got it right...lol
posted: 09:09 am
Kali my friend...whre have you been!!!!
posted: 09:10 am
The only way Ch!mps can win the league is if Bobby starts paying referees for league games as well, otherwise we're heading to morethan the 12 years they achieved previously without a league title!
posted: 09:16 am
nywe nywe no team will stop fried chips n masala kuphi khona?
posted: 09:18 am
Guys who said this is the end of league games,chill boys,is to early to nywe,nywe,the marathon is just started,let us encourage our boys to work more harder.we know there are teams who start with parafin speed,warming up top positions,while the rite owners of those positions will resume them soon,Makhosi let us support our team rite thru till the end,just ignore the noise of this moron haters,Chiefs is going places watch this space.K4L-Ndumiso from MHK.Peace & Love
posted: 09:24 am
STONZA: I was busynyana mfana but now I'm back.
PADTRICK: Hehehe, paddie boy, you are right, Cheaps is going places, and that place is the NFD.
posted: 09:38 am
Nywe,nywe.....the predictions were done based on emotions, i will be back 2moro after the win...kuphi khona. Just give me 1, yes 1 one season where Cheats won their first 2 opening league games.Actually i have just been told that the last time was during the era of that 'crook'/fraduster/tsotsi/bhantinti Abdjul Bhamjee.

Kancane kancane ... the boys and men will separate. The psl (pretoria soccer league) is back on track!!!!
mgugudi - wegolo
posted: 09:42 am
I drove from Jo'burg to PMBurg to watch my team. I was disappointed with Shabalala, that one-legged freak limped from one leg to the same freaky leg.

He needs to see a doctor to fix his crooked leg because when ever he tries to score is becomes a cross and when he crosses its way above the cross bar.
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