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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: 08:51 am
@King dont act smart wena slima een ur team Pirates are also suffering they failed to score in their last two matches nxa u are a fool wena farmjuju evn ur team is alaso p[laying for no purpose they just luck to draw
posted: 09:05 am
@Sundowns fans lets face the reality here and forget a bit about favouritzm i dont think our team will make it in both NedBank and lig lets be realistic peeps our players aint serious they just play for no reason or purpose as for a coach he daznt know what he is doing hez just a fruitles expenditure and Nyandoro must get a fri clearance to kaizer chiefs as for la4 how many times must we tell the coach not to field that guy.

its still gona take us another seasons to get a cup or trophy coz of our style of playing nxa
posted: 10:45 am
Sundown is a joke I don't know how this players n this coach r thinking when they play. Motsepe must take all the development boys n make them the 1st taem. I can't drive n pay to watch sundowns play is just a waist of time n money. This is a disgrace, I loved this Team but it keeps on getting our hopes high n at the end it hurt us. We r tired of being the joke of The season.I'm really disappointed in everything about this team. I wish all the players can know that they r not the stars they r just normal useless players with no direction.
posted: 12:58 pm
i'm a chies fan. but my team and Donosa ke ............... fela
posted: 01:01 pm
next szn boys, please buy quality not quantity lol
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