The Team of Choice made a bright start to the game and had the ball in the net in the fifth minute through Mohau Mokate, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Maritzburg remained on top, but some determined defending from Arrows saw chances limited for Fadlu Davids’ men.
The home side were close to scoring on 30 minutes when Knox Mutizwa flashed a header just wide before the same player drew a save from United keeper Richard Ofori.
Maritzburg ended the first half on top - first Siphesihle Ndlovu looped over, then Deolin Mekoa drilled a low effort wide, before Brian Onyango fired a loose ball from a corner over the bar.
Evans Rusike provided another chance for Mokate midway through the second half, but he was off target from close range.
Lebogang Maboe was close to winning the game for Maritzburg when he fired in a volley, but home keeper Nkosingiphile Gumede made a brilliant save.
The Pietermaritzburg outfit finished the match strongly but just could not find a way past a determined Abafana bes’Thende defence.
Arrows: Gumede, Dube, Mngwengwe, Mzava, Nonyane, Bilankulu, Sibiya, Ndwandwe, Mahachi, Mutizwa, Chideu.
Subs: Naicker, Mathiane, Nkombelo, Cele, Jappie, Lamola, Magubane.
Maritzburg: Ofori, Sanoka, Weidlich, Fransman, Onyango, Maboe, Ndlovu, Makaringe, Rusike, Mokate, Mekoa.
Subs: Mpandle, Fileccia, De Reuck, Shandu, Matima, Atouba, van Wyk.
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