Maritzburg take charge in the play-offs


Maritzburg United have enhanced their chances of surviving this season with another narrow victory in the promotion/relegation play-offs.

After edging National First Division outfit Royal Eagles 1-0 at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday, the Team of Choice travelled to Thohoyandou for a tricky clash with Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila on Wednesday afternoon.

It proved to be a tough afternoon for Eric Tinkler’s men, but they managed to get that all important three points ahead away from home, with a 2-0 win over TTM.

It was that man Judas Moseamedi who played a key role in the victory for the visitors after coming on as a substitute.

The former Cape Town City and Free State Stars striker came on for Mohau Mokate and got his head onto a Deolin Mekoa cross to give the Team of Choice the lead, just after the hour mark.

Eight minutes from time, midfielder Bongokuhle Hlongwane wrapped things up with  a cool finish after he was set up by Moseamedi.

The victory puts Maritzburg on top of the promotion/relegation standings with six points.

TTM will hope to keep their chances alive with a victory over Royal Eagles on Saturday.