MATCH CENTRE

FRI 05 APRIL 2019, 20:00, HARRY GWALA STADIUM

2
VS
1

Maritzburg United humble Bloemfontein Celtic

by Staff Reporter

Fri April 05, 22:08

Maritzburg United beat Bloemfontein Celtic 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night.

The result saw the Team of Choice remain 16th on the league table, while Celtic also remained eighth on the standings.

The Team of Choice threatened first through diminutive striker Mohau Mokate just 11 minutes into the encounter.

Thabiso Kutumela delivered a cross for Mokate, who flicked the ball wide of the target without troubling Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb.

Phunya Sele Sele grew in confidence as the match progressed and they nearly broke the deadlock through Ndumiso Mabena.

The former Orlando Pirates striker hit the outside of the post as the Team of Choice survived a scare.

Celtic kept pushing and Bongani Sam set-up Kabelo Dlamini, who hit the side-netting five minutes before half-time.

The score was 0-0 at the interval with the two teams having failed to take their chances.

The deadlock was finally broken three minutes into the second-half and it was Menzi Masuku, who opened the scoring.

The former South Africa under-23 international Masuku scored with a tap in following a counter-attack with Dlamini grabbing an assist.

Maritzburg coach Eric Tinkler decided to make a change - pulling out Siphesihle Ndlovu and he introduced Allan Kateregga.

The Uganda international kept the Phunya Sele Sele busy with his movement as the hosts looked to level matters.

Kateregga proved to be an inspired substitute as he scored with a half volley to make it 1-1 with 10 minutes left on the clock.

Maritzburg then pushed for a late winning goal and they got it through their super-sub Kateregga in the 88th minute.

The dreadlocked player scored with a powerful left-footed shot which beat Tignyemb to seal Maritzburg's 2-1 win over Celtic.

Maritzburg (0) 2 (Kateregga 80', 88')
Celtic (0) 1 (Masuku 48')

Maritzburg: Ofori, Kunene, Xulu, Ndlovu (Kateregga 57'), De Reuck, Onyango, Shandu, Makaringe, Timm, Kutumela (Moseamedi 74'), Mokate (Zakri 66').

Celtic: Tignyemb, Lingwati, , Mashikinya, Dlamini (Letsoalo 82'), Masuku, De Jongh, Sam, Mahashe, Baloyi, Maema (Kobedi 72'), Mabena.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE HARRY GWALA STADIUM
MARITZBURG UTD. GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
37. Allan Kateregga (80') 50. Menzi Masuku (45 + 3')
37. Allan Kateregga (88')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
MARITZBURG UTD. STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
31
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
2
Defender
13
Defender
23
Defender
38
Defender
25
Defender
0
Midfielder
26
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
83'
4
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
36
Midfielder
72'
24
Midfielder
57'
8
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
66'
22
Forward/Striker
45 + 3'
50
Forward/Striker
74'
24
Forward/Striker
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Allan Kateregga
Midfielder
57'
37
Shadrack Kobedi
Midfielder
72'
0
Yannick Zakri
Forward/Striker
66'
0
Victor Letsoalo
Forward/Striker
83'
13
Judas Moseamedi
Forward/Striker
74'
6
CARDS
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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