The match at the Dr Molemela Stadium got off to a tight start, with little to seperate the sides in the opening 15 minutes.
Phunya Sele Sele broke the deadlock when Jackie Motshegwa beat Richard Ofori after a cross from Deon Hotto's from the left flank in the 16th minute.
Despite the Team of Choice's best efforts to level the game, the home team defended dogedly to hold on to all three points.
The Team of Choice get a chance to regroup as their next match is only in three weeks time, away to Polokwane City.
More match details to follow...
Celtic: Tignyemb, Pfumbidzai, Rikhotso, Ndengane, Mabena, Letsoalo, Letlabika, Baloyi, Hotto, Phalane, Motshegwa
Maritzburg Starting 11: Ofori, Onyango, Fransman, Xulu, Shandu, Mokate, Maboe, Ndlovu, Saal, Atouba, Rusike
Substitutes: Mpandle, Mekoa, Makaringe, Sanoka, Van Wyk, Weidlich, Fillecia
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