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  Published: 29 September 2017
MARITZBURG LOSE OUT TO STARS
 
 
 

A tight Absa Premiership game at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night saw Maritzburg United edged out 1-0 by Free State Stars.

   
 

In a game which was fairly evenly balanced overall, the Team of Choice were unable to find enough penetration in attack as Ea Lla Koto took all three points thanks Sinethemba Jantjie's winner 17 minutes from time.

 

Stars had early chances as Jantjie dragged an 11th minute effort wide while Edward Manqele headed straight at Maritzburg keeper Richard Ofori.

 

The PMB outfit had chances when Evans Rusike drew a save out of visiting goalkeeper Badra Sangare from a tight angle on 30 minutes before Andrea Fillecia was also denied after shooting wide.

 

Both teams had opportunities the break as Mohamed Anas fired just wide while before Deolin Mekoa smashed a drive inches over the crossbar from some way out.

 

Jantjie broke the deadlock when he finished smartly with an angled effort from the left hand side of the box.

 

He nearly added second goal five minutes later when he hit a shot against the upright, before Tebogo Potsane was also denied by the woodwork.

 

The Team of Chouce pushed hard for an equaliser in the closing stages of the game, but couldn’t find the inspiration to break down a determined Stars defence.

 

TEAMS:

 

Maritzburg United: Ofori, Xulu, Fransman, Weidlich, Makaringe, Maboe, Mekoa, Shandu, Atouba (Mokate 70'), Rusike, Fillecia (Saal 60')

 

FS Stars: Sangare, Mokhuoane, Mobbie, Keita, Phungwayo, Mbhele, Vilakazi, Manqele, Potsane, Anas, Jantjie (Mashego 78').

 

 


 

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