Maritzburg United
  • Terrence Mandaza (84)
  • Terrence Mandaza (86)
2 - 1
Harry Gwala
03/03/2013 15:30
Black Leopards
  • (56) Nkosiyabo Xakane

Maritzburg come from behind to win

Maritzburg United came from a goal down to beat Black Leopards

Posted: 3 March 2013 Time: 05:32 pm

Terrance Mandaza scored a brace as Maritzburg United came back from being a goal down to beat Black Leopards 2-1 in the League clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Lidoda Duvha took the lead through Nkosiyabo Xakane early in the second half but two late strikes from Mandaza saw United taking maximum points from a game where they created more chances.

United came close to taking an early lead in the third minute when Ayanda Mtshali failed to hold on a swerving freekick from Dillon Sheppard, but the goalkeeper redeemed himself by stopping Philani Zulu from nudging in the rebound.

The Team of Choice continued to keep Leopards pinned in their half with Terrance Mandaza shooting just wide of the far post in the 13th minute, while Sheppard also shot over the target in the 29th minute.

Rodney Ramagalela and Amidu did find some spaces between the United defence at times, but they didn’t have the support around them to force Shu-aib Walters into making a save.

Mtshali on the other hand was kept busy at the other side, diving low to his left to keep out a low strike from Zulu in the 33rd minute, before producing an acrobatic save to deny Delron Buckley three minutes later.

United had more opportunities to take the lead before the break, only for Mandaza to send his shot inches over the crossbar in the 38th minute, before heading wide of the target seven minutes later.

Leopards then started the second half brightly, with Raymond Monama forcing Walters to palm his corner over the crossbar in the 47th minute, while Abbas Amidu shot against the sidenetting five minutes later.

The goal did arrive in the 56th minute as Xakane side footed an Amidu cross into an empty net after Walters had made a meal of another corner from Monama.

United almost drew level in the 65th minute when Ruben Cloete was left free to connect with a free-kick from Buckley, but Mtshali was positioned correctly to stop his header on the line, while Mohamed Awal volleyed over the crossbar two minutes later.

The hosts continued to push forward in search of the equaliser but in the 71st minute Michael Morton skewed his shot wide of an open net after Mtshali had come off his line to block an effort from Buckley on the edge of the area.

Ten minutes later Buckley clipped his freekick across goal but Awal failed to head in from close range while Mandaza also failed to nudge the ball in at the far post.

However, Mandaza made up for his earlier misses in the 84th minute as he volleyed home from close range after he was set up by a well-directed header from Sheppard.

The Zimbabwean international grabbed his brace just two minutes later, this time curling the ball beyond Mtshali’s reach from outside the penalty area to hand his side maximum points.

HOME: Maritzburg United

  • 1 Shu-Aib Walters
  • 0 Rheece Evans
    93 mins - Ryan de Jongh
  • 15 Ruben Cloete
  • 15 Mohammed Awal
  • 24 Peter Petersen
  • 33 Mario Booysen
  • 7 Delron Buckley
  • 18 Michael Morton
  • 23 Philani Zulu
    92 mins - Mthokozisi Yende
  • 29 Dillon Sheppard
    88 mins - David Booysen
  • 19 Terrence Mandaza

AWAY: Black Leopards

  • 32 Ayanda Mtshali
  • 3 Nkosiyabo Xakane
  • 4 Humphrey Khoza
  • 17 Ernort Dzaga
  • 76 Vincent Mabusela
  • 12 Edgar Manaka
  • 29 Joshua Obaje
  • 33 Tiyani Mabunda
    75 mins - Siphamandla Sithole
  • 38 Raymond Monama
  • 24 Brian Abbas Amidu
  • 25 Rodney Ramagalela

Previous comments on this story...

Takesure RDS
posted: 06:11 pm
Maritzburg United is marvel to watch, what a great come back, uMazinyo what a great coach!
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 06:13 pm
Takesure RDSposted: 06:11 pm  |  Report
Maritzburg United is marvel to watch, what a great come back, uMazinyo what a great coach!
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Bibey Mutombo what a coach

K4L : let's hear
Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 06:36 pm
Relegation candidates,Black Leopards are not serious,Mvela is calling if they don't pick up those socks
Takesure RDS
posted: 08:00 pm
eeemzaa-wamasimba
champ nespray, matt, king and other champ bloggers this morning sent you to durban-point and hilbrow to experience s** for the first time in your life with your long foreskin, and you keep going back thinking its for free!
AYIKHO INDABA YAKHO KHEHLA i told you that you dont add any value on this blog!
sakhumza
posted: 08:57 pm
Yesteday ı was amazed by AmaZulu makıng Bırds look lıke headless chıcken mara todays game was good actually Marıtzburg ıs ındeed marvelous to watch, they controlled the whole game just lıke AmaZulu yesteday nd deservedely won.
sakhumza
posted: 09:02 pm
Leopards sucks ay ayıkho lento yalabafana base Dımpopo. Malema should buy thıs team and @least they wıll start wınnıng the games ın papers nd wıth umlomo kaMalema.
Sir eeemzaa-walikhosi
posted: 10:33 pm
Takesure RDSposted: 08:00 pm  |  Report
eeemzaa-wamasimba
champ nespray, matt, king and other champ bloggers this morning sent you to durban-point and hilbrow to experience s** for the first time in your life with your long foreskin, and you keep going back thinking its for free!
AYIKHO INDABA YAKHO KHEHLA i told you that you dont add any value on this blog!
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Sbale I have gfs to spend time with, I'm nt always free like those single guys. Ja they are just like u and ur coach Roger who is busy looking for love-back from his EX-gf.

I comment then I log off and put this in your thick skull.

K4L : let's hear
2nd Star Washelela
posted: 07:07 am
eeemzaa-walikhosi

posted: 06:13 pm

Takesure RDSposted: 06:11 pm | Report
Maritzburg United is marvel to watch, what a great come back, uMazinyo what a great coach!
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Bibey Mutombo what a coach

K4L : let's hear
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I have always doubted your way of thinking, Bibey Mutombo is no more, let us respect that and also respect his family who happens to read kickoff.
Swahombe
posted: 08:01 am
I give up on this team. Almost all season they lead every match and then it rain goals and we end up loosing. Same strategy Different day.
SDO-WAALIKHOOSI
posted: 08:20 am
eeemzaa-walikhosiposted: 10:33 pm Takesure RDSposted: 08:00 pm | Report
eeemzaa-wamasimba
champ nespray, matt, king and other champ bloggers this morning sent you to durban-point and hilbrow to experience s** for the first time in your life with your long foreskin, and you keep going back thinking its for free!
AYIKHO INDABA YAKHO KHEHLA i told you that you dont add any value on this blog!
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Sbale I have gfs to spend time with, I'm nt always free like those single guys. Ja they are just like u and ur coach Roger who is busy looking for love-back from his EX-gf.

I comment then I log off and put this in your thick skull.

K4L : let's hear

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KHOSI laka yekela lezinja ezingajoli boi, u diid a write thing by going and seeing ur gf.

khosi my kulture
Tico MP
posted: 08:26 am
MARITZBURG..THE COLOURED TEAM
Bizzarrow Manyisa
posted: 09:19 am
@eemza,we al knw hera at kickoff that u r boy hu has jst started fallin in lv wit old women u col ur gf's plz go n circumcise coz tht long foreskin of yoz is controlling ur emotions nd da fact tht u r a zebra makes it worse, this is a brotherly advice coz we ar al Africans. Up da bucs til this chimpz thabo moroto,phefeni boy,gucci wat wat and eemza waletawa circumcise! We r sick n tired of boys on this blog.
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