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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: 08:51 pm
South African soccer is wonderful.
Talking is easy but playing is another issue.
El Kampion
posted: 08:51 pm
Swetys AKA Brazillito AKA Brasilia we(Bucs) told you long ago that your team is pap n r Chokers AND they wont win the league nor Nedbank….talking about Clowns

UP THE BUCS till they cleanse TEKO
Anonymous
posted: 08:57 pm
Jah neh,maar Sundowns gave it away.

Hlompho said they are the best team & I said what matters is silverware.

All those who felt Katlego Mphela was useless must take stock of the fact that ever since he lost form Sundowns also lost balance depending on Mushekwi who took a rain check lately.

Anonymous
posted: 08:59 pm
Maritzburg United was playing more of open game today compared to wednesday day where they parked 4 Putco buses infront of their goal keeper.this ka bo yellow team showed that they r overrated nd useless. How can they allow bucs to go unchallenged. Now Khosis is up to us to challenge bucs at wrestle this champiosip away
Anonymous
posted: 09:03 pm
......Ingabe unenkinga yokusheshe uchithe(early ejaculation,a Yellow Gap of 7 seconds)?????,contact Dr Amu.......
Anonymous
posted: 09:14 pm
Shoo sundawana
Anonymous
posted: 09:37 pm
I will engage you on that 'teko' issue, jus that I'm kind busy: You must find out the overall goals by Teko while trading in the P.S.L....including Supersport then we can talk
Anonymous
posted: 09:37 pm
Wow shapa maritzburg shapaa khosi all d way
Anonymous
posted: 09:37 pm
Well said The Game, and I could'nt have said it any better.

The thing about us this season and the last to a certain extent is that WE gave it away..........But once again, two seasons back I'd have given it two Pirates again, Yoh, bekuyisono sibazwela la, manje sebyaspita abo-Sdididi.......kuzolunga fede fokol.

Downs namanje!
Nipsy
posted: 09:43 pm
Real Madrid 2.
Anonymous
posted: 09:45 pm
@Mathata a.k.a MaProblems......yekela ubuduphunga wena Sdwanyampuphu, we are not one person......I'm from Lower Houghton, he's from somewhere around Umhlanga Rocks I guess.......wena z'khiphani lapho e-Maximun prison?
Anonymous
posted: 09:50 pm
@DSky........Madrid are 2-1 ahead, I hope you're ready to part with your wheels Dawana, mh.

Rantie out, 5lt. bucket of fat the only threat left. mh,mh.
Nipsy
posted: 10:08 pm
Laliga tittle on its way to Madrid, we have beaten them at their backyard. Talking about the world most successful team.
Anonymous
posted: 10:15 pm
thnks 2 Neeskens 4 ply hs darling son Google Earth Modise 4 90m alongside Nyandoro... Thnks once again 4 turning Gasper into average plyr n slowly by surely Cheezos geting der... 1 cud notice dt our wing plyrs cnt get past oponents @ ol des days why? Only Neeskens nos... Why Zwane not introduced 4 Modise hu wz doing nothing? Why Nyandoro strtng ahead of Kekana/Nyatama? Why Pelembe ddnt strt de game?

2b honest Masandawanas we ll be vry luck 2 win ds lig now considering de way we ply... I thnk its abt time 2 call dribling wizards lk Julies wen teams plyng so defensive, so dt we cud get free kicks n penalties but its clear Neeskens dsnt hv plan b period.. KBY

Yellowish
Nipsy
posted: 10:28 pm
is this a repeat of Wednessday or wht? Tuckshop lossed n Orphans draw, is this wht is going to happen from now going forward?
Anonymous
posted: 10:38 pm
Eish bucs le yona mara,how can we let this one slip afta ndunu was taped by united today.

Nxa!!
Reubs
posted: 10:52 pm

ANOTHER EMBARASING DEFEAT FOR MY BELOVED DOWNS,HOW CAN YOU SCORE IF YOU ARE ONLY SENDING 2 PLAYERS VS 8 DIFFENDERS IN THE BOX EVERYTIME YOU ATTACK.
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
man di thin is dope
Anonymous
posted: 11:41 pm
it has been confirmed that Maritzgurg utd has avoided the automatic relegation
Anonymous
posted: 01:05 am
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