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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...

posted: 08:30 pm
Its so sad to see Nyaope fc losing games like its the end of the world...

Football 101 was Doctrinated at the University of Orlando.
posted: 08:31 pm
Sorry Tuckshop just let it go, when the season end you will b on your famous position 4. Madrid 1, sorry I can't watch orphans while the biggest team in the world is playing.
posted: 08:32 pm
stil no comment, but de circle continue... Madawana Mr jacob Ratale de former of sundowns branch in Daveyton he past on and de funeral was 2day may his soul rest in peace.....!!!! even though things are not going well @ chlorokop.
posted: 08:32 pm
If i were Motsepe i wud cut my costs and sell this tim. Really Sundoms how can u do this ? U guys are paid ridiculous salaries and this is how u repay poor Motsepe. Really this is daylight robbery.
posted: 08:32 pm
Kikikikikiki. When my team lost on wednesday,the yellow pips thougt they r invincible nd smart. This round leather is unpredictable
posted: 08:32 pm
There's absolutely no way that a team can concede such a huge lead and recover, to go on and win the championship.......let's concede, we just were'nt good enough in the second round.
We were like the Pirates fans who do one round and watch Pirates, leaving their spouses gasping for more! LOL.

Tried we did, but Middendorp's Boeing 747 caught us with a sucker-punch after wasting a flurry of chances ourselves, with ball posession at 80/20 at one stage.
One thing Neeskens must be held accountable for, is his inability to win his match(es) from the bench, we've got enough depth and ammunition mos.

Dawanas, vandag I excuse myself from defending this madness from our character-less, overpaid players, from now on I agree with every sdididi who has something to say whether smart or dom.

But......I remain Yellow defiantly, and angrily njenges'dindi! Grrrr.
posted: 08:34 pm
Tzozo, it's not an expense, but a social responsibility......khuluma ingqondo tu.
posted: 08:35 pm
I don't understand, second season running Martzburg beats us when it matters most, kanti yini vele? I give up on these players.
posted: 08:37 pm
Mthi'snayi......once a Sdidididi, forever one! mh.
posted: 08:38 pm
You have to listen when we say don't count chickins before they are hatched.
During mid week Maritsburg beat us and every was blowing horns but now what happens.
Khosi for life
posted: 08:40 pm
Sundoms is truly more useless than my own Mighty Chiefs. But being the biggest team in the land people expect more frm Chiefs. What has Sundoms achieved in the last 5 seasons with all the millions dat Motsepe is pumping into this charity thing.
posted: 08:40 pm
There is no consistancy in SA football. Finish n klaar. Chiefs has equal chance of winning the championship like any team in the top 8. SO stop badmouthing Chiefs
posted: 08:40 pm
e-Tolly Sdididi, your worst nightmare ai'nt going nowhere.....uthi kwenzenjani?

Just bevacuse i-Downs idliwe you think I wo'nt get a hard-on? mh, mh.
posted: 08:42 pm

This is like a dream...
posted: 08:42 pm
Sori The Sky,Bucs will follow Shapa Wits Shapaaaaaaaaa!!!!
posted: 08:44 pm
@Sweyts, Mamoduwe,Brazilito, De game and all Dunusa fan's don't do anything stupid as we have warn you before, even Zebras know dat boy Malajila, hadie guys. just throw de white towel and let de Lig go were it belong.
posted: 08:44 pm
Where is Sweyts n Brazilito? Wheels hv come off. Two losses in 3 days after 24 games with only 2 losses! Malajila is making a name for himself against Chiefs n Sundowns!!! Asazi sokhuluma after Wits game tonight! Bucs Forever.
posted: 08:45 pm
No disrespect to Pirates fans, saying Teko unesinyama is really uncalled for: Teko has been in the form that I don't even recall at Pirates-The problem is within the team and saying players are cursed is jus an embarrasing joke: To Downs fans at least we have no one to blame but us-and let's never forget that losing though kungekho mnandi it's jus a part of the game: Pirates waited, waited and waited, at the end of the day, akekho ohlephukayo....Kuzodlula nje and my advice : DON TAKE SOCCER TOO SERIOUSLY, 'ONLY' WHEN WE HAVE LOST.....Let's have a fab time with our friends, galfriends, wives since we do have options to fall unto...TO DOWNS FANS WHO ARE VOCAL ON THE FORUM,.,.keep those comments coming, akushonanga muntu:
posted: 08:47 pm

Point of correction there lousy reporter....just because Downs lost u say the league race is wide open???
That is not true,instead say other teams are making it easy for Pirates to win the league
posted: 08:49 pm
The Game:2012-04-21 20:45

No disrespect to Pirates fans, saying Teko unesinyama is really uncalled for: Teko has been in the form that I don't even recall at Pirates-

@The Game... Teko played his best football @ OP... Dat's a fact! What he's doing now is a shadow of his old self...
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