Mandaza goal denies Chiefs

2012-10-27 07:32

Johannesburg - Terrence Mandaza scored seven minutes into stoppage time Friday to snatch a 1-1 home draw for Maritzburg United against South African Premiership leaders Kaizer Chiefs.

A looping header from the Zimbabwean evaded the raised right hand of Chiefs and South Africa goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune to lift Maritzburg three places to second, five points behind Chiefs with both clubs having played eight games.

Chiefs went ahead midway through the opening half when Lehlohonolo Majoro punished slack marking to score at the second attempt before a large crowd at Harry Gwala stadium in KwaZulu-Natal capital Pietermaritzburg.

Guided by England-born former South Africa and Finland coach Stuart Baxter, Chiefs are seeking a first championship title since 2005 while perennial strugglers United are in unfamiliar territory after three wins and four draws.

Maritzburg could have collected all three points as another Zimbabwean, Cuthbert Malajila, rounded Khune in the final minute of regular time and his shot beat two defenders only to trickle just wide of the far post.


  • punungwe - 2012-10-27 07:49

    Tambai bhora vakomana. Vaitei nyama yekugocha.

  • Lucky Prince Masoeu - 2012-10-27 09:19

    Chiefs have now gone 3 games without a win. Parker is not in his usual scoring mood. Could this be signs that are chiefs are losing the plot? Bucs can close the gap to 2 points. Is KC's coach at fault or just that other teams have figured them out or simply because the Simphiwe Tshabalala factor was missing?

      art5SA - 2012-10-28 10:50

      Looks like EVENTUALLY Chiefs's LUCK RAN OUT... UP THE BUCCA BUCCA!!!!!

      luvuyo.zihle - 2012-10-28 12:31

      Absent of tshabalala is not a point .I put fault to our couch hw can bring katsande 4 zvasiya .He must attack more 1-0 is not a win is a lead.

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