DURBAN. Maritzburg United snatched a late win Golden Arrows 1-0 after J. Ali scored just 1 goal (90′).
The match was played at the Princess Magogo Stadium stadium in Durban on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Thando Helpus Ndzandzeka with the assistance of Zakhele Thusi Granville Siwela and Brian Kganyago. The 4th official was Xolani Hlatshwayo. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 27.2 degrees Celsius or 81.01 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
The overall ball possession was identical with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
The ball possession was not so different. Golden Arrows was in possession of the ball for 0% of the time vs. Maritzburg United that controlled the ball for 0% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Golden Arrows was putting more pressure with 48 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. Anyway, Maritzburg United was able to find the solution to win this match.
Golden Arrows shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. Regarding the opposition, Maritzburg United shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.
Golden Arrows didn’t receive any yellow card. On the other side, Maritzburg United received 3 yellow cards (Rowan Human, Renaldo Leaner and Jose Ali Meza).
After this encounter, Golden Arrows will stay with 19 points like TS Galaxy to sit in the 13th place. Regarding the opposition, Maritzburg United will have 20 points to remain in the 11th place.
In the next match in the Premier League, Golden Arrows will play away with Moroka Swallows on the 17th of March with a 8-6 head to head in favor of Golden Arrows (9 draws).
Maritzburg United will host Marumo Gallants FC on the 3rd of May with a 2-2 head to head stats.
Golden Arrows – Formation
Golden Arrows adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Vusumuzi Vilakazi decided to play with the following team: Sifiso Mlungwana, Gladwin Shitolo, Sicelokuhle Hlatshwayo, Themba Mantshiyane, Divine Lunga, Lungelo Dube, Nqobeko Dlamini, Nduduzo Sibiya, Ntsako Makhubela, Pule Mmodi and Knox Mutizwa.
The home team had on the bench: Siyabonga Mbatha, Bongumusa Nkosi, Siyabonga Given Khumalo, Saziso Magawana, Thubelihle Magubane, Ntsikelelo Nxadi, Sazi Gumbi and Velemseni Ndwandwe.
Golden Arrows made 2 changes: Nduduzo Sibiya for Saziso Magawana (64′) and Lungelo Dube for Velemseni Ndwandwe (83′).
Maritzburg United – Formation
Also Maritzburg United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
John Maduka played with: Renaldo Leaner, Thabo Moloisane, Brian Dirk Hlongwa, Mogamad De Goede, Wayde Jooste, Travis Graham, Lungelo Bhengu, Reagan Van der Ross, Rowan Lancaster Human, Karim Kimvuidi and Amadou Soukouna.
The following players were sitting on the bench: José Alí Meza, Keegan Ritchie, Genino Palace, Friday Samu, Tumelo Njoti, Bulelani Alfred Ndengane, Brandon Junior Theron, Kgosietsile King Ndlovu and Bradley Cross.
Maritzburg United made 5 changes: Reagan Van der Ross for Genino Palace (46′), Travis Graham for Jose Ali Meza (62′), Lungelo Bhengu for Brandon Theron (78′), Amadou Soukouna for Friday Samu (79′) and Wayde Jooste for B. Cross (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Premier League.