MATCH CENTRE

SAT 09 MARCH 2019, 18:00, FNB STADIUM

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VS
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Chiefs condemn Maritzburg to another defeat

by Staff Reporter

Sat March 09, 20:27

Dumisani Zuma scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 Absa Premiership win for Kaizer Chiefs over Maritzburg United at the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Saturday evening.

Victory moves the Amakhosi up to sixth place on the log standings, five points off top spot, while defeat for the Team of Choice leaves them rooted to the bottom of the log standings, four points from safety.

Both goalkeepers were called into early action at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final venue with Richard Ofori denying Leonardo Castro while Bruce Bvuma - in for the out-of-form Daniel Akpeyi - had to be at his best to keep Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya's miscued clearance from finding the back of his own net.

Nazeer Allie had to be at his best to deny the Amakhosi the lead on the stroke of half-time. The experienced defender alert to keep Khama Billiat's header from crossing the line before jumping to his feet to deny Zuma's follow up effort with Ofori stranded.

Mohau Mokate squandered a gilt-edged chance for the hosts straight from the kick-off following the interval. The forward fired wide having beaten Bvuma to the ball.

He was made to rue the missed chance as Chiefs hit the front through Zuma in the 50th minute. The attacker finishing with aplomb following a well-weighted pass from Castro.

Maritzburg pushed forward in the closing stages in search of the equaliser, but the Glamour Boys held on for all three points.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 1 (Zuma 50')

Maritzburg United (0) 0

Kaizer Chiefs: Bvuma; Mphahlele, Moleko, Cardoso, Zuma, Maluleka, Zulu (Katsande 26'), Ntiya-Ntiya, Billiat (Ngcobo 46'), Castro (Moon 80'), Parker.

Maritzburg United: Ofori; Xulu, Sanoka, Allie, Kunene, Makaringe, Timm, Shandu (Mekoa 57'), Ndlovu, Mokate (Moseamedi 59'), Zakri (Kateregga 70').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH FNB STADIUM
KAIZER CHIEFS GOALS MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS
28. Dumisani Zuma (50')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 3
KAIZER CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
44
Goalkeeper
31
Defender
4
Defender
0
Defender
18
Defender
10'
3
Defender
26'
22
Defender
25
Defender
23'
2
Midfielder
57'
26
Defender
90'
36
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
50'
28
Midfielder
81'
0
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
36
Midfielder
46'
11
Midfielder
62'
8
Forward/Striker
25
Forward/Striker
59'
22
Forward/Striker
80'
8
Forward/Striker
70'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Willard Katsande
Midfielder
26'
31
Deolin Mekoa
Midfielder
57'
28
Nkosingiphile Ngcobo
Forward/Striker
46'
37
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
59'
6
Ryan Moon
Forward/Striker
80'
29
Allan Kateregga
Midfielder
70'
37
CARDS
Ramahlwe Mphahlele
Defender
23'
2
Pogiso Sanoka
Defender
10'
3
Siphosakhe Ntiyantiya
Defender
90'
36
Siphesihle Ndlovu
Midfielder
62'
8
Miguel Timm
Midfielder
81'
0
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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