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Harry Gwala
11/02/2014 19:30

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Premier Soccer League match report Maritzburg United 2-2 Kaizer Chiefs

Posted: 11 February 2014 Time: 19:10

Kaizer Chiefs were unable to make it 10 Premiership wins in a row as they drew 2-2 with Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday evening.

United halted the Chiefs juggernaut via strikes from Man of the Match Ryan de Jongh and new signing Bhongolwethu Jayiya, while Kingston Nkhatha and Tefu Mashamaite netted for the champions at Harry Gwala Stadium.

The result leaves Amakhosi on 40 points from 18 games - nine points ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, who have two matches in hand. United are 13th on the table with 17 points - four points above the drop zone.

Maritzburg made the ideal start to the tie, as De Jongh thumped a volley in off the post from 20 yards out after Mulomowandau Mathoho headed a Rheece Evans cross towards the edge of the area.

Chiefs, however, hit back five minutes later, as Nkhatha tapped the ball in on the rebound after Siphiwe Tshabalala's rising drive slipped through Shu-Aib Walters's fingers and hit the cross bar.

Walters, though, did well in the 20th minute to push out a shot by the overlapping Siboniso Gaxa, who was operating at left-back due to an injury to Tsepo Masilela.

Soon after, Jayiya, a January loan recruit from Bidvest Wits, curled a left-footed attempt narrowly over the target before Tshabalala fired a strike straight at Walters at the other end.

The Team of Choice then took the lead in the 36th minute, when Jayiya converted a penalty for his second goal in as many games after PSL debutant Lorenzo Gordinho tripped Kurt Lentjies in the area.

Both sides had chances before the interval, as Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune tipped over a header by Mario Booysen before Mashamaite squeezed a free volley wide of the United goal following a corner by Tshabalala.   

The Glamour Boys came close to drawing level in the 55th minute, but Mathoho's booming header off a corner was acrobatically foiled by Walters.

Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter made a double substitution 10 minutes later, as marquee signing Katlego Mphela came on for his first outing in the black and gold at the expense of Nkhatha, while George Lebese replaced the ineffectual Knowledge Musona.

The league champions pressed in search of an equaliser, and got their reward when Mashamaite nodded in a Bernard Parker free-kick from the left in the 80th minute.

Mphela nearly snatched victory two minutes later but he rattled the side-netting after being released by Tshabalala.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Fullplate
posted: 2014-02-11 18:26:17

We are sick and tired nywe nywe nywe 9 games unbeaten.We are behind you Maritzburg

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-02-11 18:26:27

Pls coach substitute gordino ad soon as possible toe, dont let him come back at second half toe, i know da rats think we gonna lose this one, banamanga, baqambe bashilo, useshilo ke ushlalo wezihlalo,

KhosiKrazy
posted: 2014-02-11 18:26:39

All the khosies out there come out and be confident,we are 45min away from causing a suprise.Viva khosies viva.

In these boys I believe.

Don't worry about the HT score but be happy about the FT score.

DeBuc
posted: 2014-02-11 18:26:47

I so wish des game was over!! Knowing Makgoshakazi bayaloya or ref is gonna help them..... Ngimenyeeee ngiyafa!!!!

Pirates All Day
posted: 2014-02-11 18:27:08

heheheeee, rise khosi rise

Blackmampara
posted: 2014-02-11 18:27:16

Packer he's still complaining he wanted to take that penalty by himself.

FrankT
posted: 2014-02-11 18:27:17

De Jong whose laughing Senzo now

DeBuc
posted: 2014-02-11 18:28:12

I heard Khune pulled a penis muscle !!! Poor Minnie!!

Bush Doctor(I'm a Mystic Man.
posted: 2014-02-11 18:29:04

Donald Duck Ya neh Gordinho,still more to come....

Gold Standard
posted: 2014-02-11 18:29:33

we wont loose this game.Cool down fellaz.2 goals are stil coming.

butas weBhakhaniya
posted: 2014-02-11 18:31:03

Eish whn dy we're tlkng abwt Meyiwa being killed by Kekane howz ds 4 Khunekaz*kwaaaaaAaaaaa kuzonyiwa la*

Umlazislave
posted: 2014-02-11 18:31:14

eish......my wife want to watch iSibaya! Nx!

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-02-11 18:31:45

U rats r lossers, u will never get the wish u r longing for, sorry to dissapoint u bt we r gonna win this one, useshilo futhi ushlalo wezihlalo

Fullplate
posted: 2014-02-11 18:31:47

@ DeBuc don't worry broer 3rd goal for Maritzburg is coming soon

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-02-11 18:32:41

Just record it baba, kanti awunayo ipvr nah!!? Nx,

Pirates All Day
posted: 2014-02-11 18:35:27

@Umlazislave  let the wife watch broer its not as if you will miss anything.....hahahahahahah

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-02-11 18:36:03

DeBuc that "invisible short man" is seeing dust tonight.

Fullplate
posted: 2014-02-11 18:36:03

Diz goat Gordhino is helping Maritzburg

Pirates All Day
posted: 2014-02-11 18:36:50

@Gold Standard , its late already broer dream on...this one chips has lost

Glamour Boy
posted: 2014-02-11 18:40:44

Yeah

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