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Harry Gwala
14/08/2011 15:00

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Maritzburg United draw 2-2 with Bidvest Wits

Posted: 14 August 2011 Time: 16:23

Mbulelo Mabizela scored on his Bidvest Wits debut as his club were held to a 2-2 draw by Maroitzburg United.

The Team of Choice twice fought back from a goal down to force a share of the spoils, with Diyso Sibisi and Wayne Matle cancelling out goals from Clever Boys centre-backs Mabizela and Derrick Spencer.

The hosts came within inches of scoring in the first 30 seconds of the game as new signing Prince Olomu hit the base of the post with a headed effort from Sibisi’s cross.

That early chance spurred on the home team to dominate for most of the first half-hour, though all they managed to create were two speculative long range efforts from Sibisi and Felix Obada.

Wits had rarely threatened in the opening stages, but broke the deadlock on 29 minutes when Mabizela ghosted in at the back post to steer Fabricio Rodrigues’ free-kick past Tashrique Goldman.

The visitors retained their one-goal advantage until a remarkable burst of three goals in the space of four minutes in the final quarter.

First, Maritzburg drew level at 1-1 in the 73rd minute when Sibisi coolly converted a penalty. The spot-kick had been awarded after Baron missed a cross and left-back Patrick Phungwayo handled in the area.

Three minutes later the Clever Boys restored their lead when Derrick Spencer headed home at the far post from a Thando Mngomeni free kick.

But the Team of Choice made it 2-2 just a minute later in somewhat bizarre fashion. Substitute Wayne Matle forced his way past Spencer before scoring into an empty net from a tight angle. However, moments before the goal Baron appeared to twist his ankle in the turf and simply collapsed, not making any attempt to get up – Matle kept his cool and took advantage.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 05:02 pm
old john mabizela.. Ajax wil regret nt signing u. Mabizela u r a great player i so which chiefs can sign u we need competition the galaxy r having it 2 easy tis season.
posted: 05:04 pm
Well done to Mabizela
posted: 05:07 pm
OJ utheni ufake ispanner eshort (ini) .
champ nespray is a movie star look-alike coach
posted: 05:18 pm
i call the two wits defender(spnza n old john) doings stupit. u scored and also allowed the oppostion 2 score. have de sa turned this two into strikers? the pic says it all, this man is finished no matter how hard he can train.

he is no longer the same mabizla who used 2 captain the champs

up the champs
posted: 06:27 pm
My team will also regret,he is classy player.
posted: 08:02 pm
Yoh! Mabizela u gonna scare the babies with Zuma's machine...lol...its falling out
posted: 08:20 pm
Hey mtho4downs he already wrote hs nym dat he is BUCS ON CRUISE CONTROL or awukwazi ukufunda,my bro jst go 2 EBET SCHOOL beyokufundisa ukufunda.UP THE BUCS
posted: 08:52 pm
this was the pick of the weekend games,behind the bucs one ofcourse.the others was just a waste.commitis lied about oldjohn,i said it the moment I heard him rumbling he's a risk.nothing wrong with mabizelas knees.infact when celebrating his goal he was ceiling on them,commitis could not afford the guy.which he was at bucs.still like this playa and will always be a buccaneer nomatter where he is.
posted: 12:13 am
no no mabizela is not a rat, he is now a clever boy. U must stop lying.
posted: 12:23 am
K...uyaphapha! Its also not EBET but its ABET, yaqina uwumfana nx! To do grade6 twice doesn't mean that u have grade12 slima seCityJive yaseMayfair!

posted: 06:42 am
I hate to say this but i'm disappointed with the way Wits played on Weekend they couldn't even share the ball amoungst each other Sifiso and Patrick always loose the ball that they have shared amoungst them.I can now say that the boys are killing the team with the way they play,Jayiya at other end wasn't even getting a ball whilst other's keep losing ball and Myeni should go to Denmark once and for all he is becoming big headed now and the captaincy should either go to Sibande

Old John you are a best Diffended no matter what people say and it was hard for bob steak to sign but we still struggling in our diffence.
posted: 08:09 am
People have been criticising oj but i bealive in him as long as he doesn,t dissapoint us he will make it again .
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 08:45 am
Eish, I told Khoza to bring back OJ. He is a marvel to watch. We went and sign a useless left back, Lizo. OJ is a classy central defender. I dont know of any better defender in SA than him.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 08:49 am
I was surprised that Pirates and Chiefs did not sign OJ when he was available for free. I also said signing Vilakazi will be an investment for any team.
posted: 04:08 pm
Hawu Mr Editor Fabricio and Stanton shared the same no in proffesinal game.how is this possible?
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