Maritzburg undone by Polokwane
Posted: 27 September 2016 Time: 18:20
Maritzburg United suffered a third straight loss with a 1-0 defeat to high-flying Polokwane City at Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.
City's Puleng Tlolane, Thobani Mncwango and Rodney Ramagalela threatened in a goalless first half, while Zimbabwean striker Evans Rusike wasted a one-on-one opportunity on the half-hour mark for the hosts.
Rise and Shine, however, decided affairs in the 67th minute courtesy of a powerful strike from substitute Sipho Jembula.
A second straight win saw the visitors rise to joint-second on the Absa Premiership table with eight points from five games - a point behind Golden Arrows, and level with next opponents Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City.
The Team of Choice are lying 12th in the standings with four points from five matches.
HOME: Maritzburg United
Coach: Ernst Middendorp
AWAY: Polokwane City
Coach: Luc Eymael