DStv Premiership: Knox Mutizwa Scores Twice as Golden Arrows Defeats Maritzburg United
- Golden Arrows saw off their KZN rivals Maritzburg United 2-1 in a DStv Premiership match at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night
- Abafana Bes'thende remained 10th on the league standings, while the Team of Choice remained 12th on the table
- Abafana Bes'thende started the match brightly and they created the better chances, but Lehlononolo Seema's charges were wasteful in the final third in the first half of the game
Pule Mmodi had only the goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt to beat after the defence fell asleep. However, the Bafana Bafana international skied his effort.
As reported on SuperSport.com, the German net-minder pulled off two sensational stops to deny Knox Mutizwa, who terrorised the Maritzburg defence constantly.
The score was 0-0 at the interval and Arrows would have been rueing their missed chances during the halftime break after dominating the first half of the KwaZulu-Natal derby encounter.
Mutizwa was not going to be denied forever, scoring just after halftime. Themba Mantshinynane sent in a superb cross, which Mutizwa guided in with his head, giving Arrows a 1-0 lead.
The Team of Choice responded by exerting pressure on Abafana Bes'thende's defence, with Rowan Human keen to level matters. The Bidvest Wits academy product was denied twice by keeper Nkosingiphile Gumede, who also blocked Riyaz Ismail's attempt.
Gumede was very busy between the sticks as he pulled a fantastic save to deny Tawanda Macheke at the near post. However, Gumede was beaten following the resultant corner-kick as Alfred Ndengane headed home Daylon Calasen's cross at the back post to make it 1-1 in the 73rd minute.
However, Mutizwa had other ideas as the former Wits striker grabbed a late winning goal in the 82nd minute when he headed home substitute Michael Gumede's cross which was flicked on by Sbonelo Cele and therefore, Arrows ran out 2-1 winners over Maritzburg.
DStv Premiership: Amazulu held at home by TS Galaxy in a poor advert for local football
Amazulu was held to a goalless draw in the DStv Premiership match at the Moses Mabhida in Durban.
As reported on Sports Brief, If fans wanted to return to matches after a long Covid-19-related lockout, this was not what they'd want to pay good money to watch.
Usuthu looked lethargic after their heroic exertions in the CAF Champions League on a night where poor finishing in front of goals was the order of the day.