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Maritzburg United beat Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 17 April 2012 Time: 21:14

A late goal by Cuthbert Malajila gave Maritzburg United all three points against Kaizer Chiefs in Polokwane – in the process putting a massive dent in the Soweto giants’ title ambitions.

Zimbabwean Malajila chased down a long ball and showed great composure and strength to hold off Jimmy Jambo and then Dominic Isaacs before beating Itumeleng Khune with a deft toe poke.

The classy 74th-minute strike was enough to separate the two sides who, up until then, did not really look like scoring.

This was Maritzburg’s first League win away from home all season and debutant Ryan de Jongh will long remember the night in he put in a star performance as a makeshift left back.

Captain Kurt Lentjies hit the upright with an early free-kick before they felt they had a good penalty decision turned down when Felix Obada’s cross seemed to strike Tefu Mashamaite's hand.

Chiefs’ best scoring chance of the opening half came when Abia Nale cut in from the right and unleashed a powerful left-footed strike which Shuaib Walters pushed onto the crossbar.

After the break Chiefs came out with more purpose, but by now Maritzburg were set up really well and defended with determination and skill.

It was going to take something special to unlock their defence and Amakhosi could not come up with the goods in the final third of the field.

But in the 62nd minute Amakhosi also had a penalty decision turned down when Bernard Parker fired in a first time shot only to see the ball strike Peter Petersen on his hand.

Late in the game Dominic Isaacs’ header flew wide of the post and Khune’s free-kick attempt from a very good position flew wide of goal.

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Previous comments on this story...

EL PRINCO
posted: 12:58 pm
TZOZO bru smtymz its better to just not comment at all cos its clear that you dont have anything to say exept just trying to console jo self...your team is full of cows..VV was never a problem at Zebra..when the mighty Bucs lose you text kak but now you are crying my boi...Zebr will rise when you and your grand children are dead
Marasta
posted: 01:19 pm
Wow wow wow What a game shappa M'burg Untd shappa,,u make Dr Khumalo cry on a national TV hahaha neh. When on earth hv u eva seen a team with 5 captains(Khune,Nengomasha,Shabba,Lebese & Jn Motaung) and 3 coaches(Dr, Ace & Arther). For Khune as a shipleader ngeke he also need to be guided usafathuza...wemame soke sibone madoda, Bobby Family Bond/Business FC please do a wise thing by shipping out on futbal to join a funeral parlour as a General Manager coz you clueless my brother when it comes to socca...period,,,ungaphika I dont care. Saze saba yihlaya madoda ezweni hope we'll qualify fot a top 8 sport uma kunjena.
Kaizer Motaung kanti what iz yr problem ????you keep turning a blim eye kube konakala.
jabbs
posted: 04:40 pm
KAIZER CHIEFS HAS NO DIRECTION , HOW THE HELL DO MANAGEMENT EXPLAIN TO US LOYAL SUPPORTERS THE STATE OF THE CLUB RITE NOW. WHO FIRES A COACH WHEN CHALLENGING FOR A LEAGUE AND CUP DOUBLE. NXAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
GapeM
posted: 10:20 am
As a kaizer Chiefs supporter I encourage them to stop thinking like bunch of losers and just go bring that Zambia Coach Hervé Renard as head Coach of Kaizer chiefs. I believe that guy has what it takes to build up a team and make it win and stop these talks with Stuart little....!!
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