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Cuthbert Malajila

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Maritzburg United beat Mamelodi Sundowns

Posted: 21 April 2012 Time: 19:58

A late goal by Maritzburg United striker Cuthbert Malajila broke Mamelodi Sundowns hearts, just as he did to Kaizer Chiefs in midweek as the Premiership title race has been thrown wide open again.

Malajila took his chance brilliantly in the 81st minute, against the run if play, very similar to the way in which he buried Amakhosi on Tuesday night.

Malajila ran onto a Kulegani Madondo through pass on the right flank and beat Calvin Marlin at his near post with a composed and powerful effort.

But Sundowns were all over Maritzburg, played some great football and really should have won the match. Credit to Maritzburg though for some fine goalkeeping, committed defending and general hard work.

In the 12th minute Nyasha Mushekwi got in front of his marker Mor Diouf, but his header went wide of the post and soon afterwards Richard Henyekane found Mushekwi, who did very well to get there first, but put his effort wide.

Soon afterwards Mushekwi threw himself at a far post header and clashed with Peter Petersen, but his attempt went over the bar.

This was to be the story of the night for Johan Neeskens’ men.

Then United came close when Diouf got free on the far post, but could not turn in Felix Obada’s set piece.

Esrom Nyandoro went close in the second half when his powerful drive was punched away by an alert Walters.

Then in the 75th minute, on the counter attack, Maritzburg almost scored but Diyo Sibisi blasted his attempt over the bar and a minute later Sundowns hit back when Maponyane’s shot was tipped around the post by Walters.

But then came Malajila’s magic moment. He showed that all it takes is a bit of composure to put your scoring chances away.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 08:18 pm
Kunzima
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 pm
Malajila will be signed by downs wakakakakaka,
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
Eish bafwethu, this hurts....I guess this Premiership was not meant for us:
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
mara sundowns shem
it breaks my heart 2 see end of sweyts n brazzilnto optemestic mouth motoring...
Spelling shi#ts everywhere in da column.
Nxaaa!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
kwaaaaaa title hopes gon n dustd
Anonymous
posted: 08:20 pm
I Sundowns izophela yinduku mayingabhekanga.
Anonymous
posted: 08:21 pm
Its frustrating to be a sundowns fan nowadays. Gud coach bt lays fat cats playaz. Mostepe get rid of them all for nxt season
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 pm
sometimes i get tempted to believe those who say we choke. Sis man we have all the posession but joh, we cant even get a goal. Disgusting man
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 pm
I told you.Sundowns are overrated,they are just blowing their own horn for nothing. Why don't they park their own bus.
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 pm
I officially throw the towel on the lig. I now forcus on the Nedbank. Let the good team win the lig, amen. Downs forever irrespective go re lig e re tswele di a tleng.
Anonymous
posted: 08:23 pm
Pirates Era in progress
Anonymous
posted: 08:23 pm
Imilomo. Ibisimide kakhulu. Soke siphumule igama leydididi no lol.
Nakuwe kuyeza kusazonuka njengoba unuka nje.
Khosi for life
Anonymous
posted: 08:23 pm
All de guys who use to say 'with Teko, dez no silverware'. I salute you guys. This player is full of misfortune. Unesinyama lomfana...hhay man...!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:25 pm
we 've told u dat teko is cursed dat's why we 've thrown him away lyk a rotten potato.anada treble in our lyftym is on it's way.
Anonymous
posted: 08:25 pm
O kae Sweyts?
Anonymous
posted: 08:25 pm
I indicated that this coach said that Sundowns won't win the league. The don't look like winning any silverware. Tough luck for masandawana. Our coach and players are not hungry for glory. Foreign coaches are not useful to Sundowns. Their style of football has destroyed our piano and shoeshine
Anonymous
posted: 08:27 pm
So Swallows will b 2nd on da log afta dis round of games...

I lyk it 4 da Pirates...

Yellow gap??
Anonymous
posted: 08:28 pm
I'm still experting the same thing in sabc1 game.
The an ampty vessel makes a hell of noise.
Khosi for life
Anonymous
posted: 08:28 pm
Thank u thank u thank u Martzburg. Heehee heehee heeee eish. Brazilians brazilians oh. To u Downs fans robalang ka kgotso eseng ka ka kagiso. Sehila kesa sion,“dipelo tsalona dis hudoeegi dumelang mogonaa lemo Pirates”
Anonymous
posted: 08:30 pm
@Juju cabanga umuntu akudayisele isinyama ngo R4 million hahahahahaha
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