Cape Town - Maritzburg United and Chippa United played to a 1-1 draw at the Harry Gwala Stadium in their Absa Premiership clash on Friday night.
As it happened: Maritzburg United v Chippa United
The home team threatened as early as the 15th minute. The chance was
created by brilliant link-up play from Fortune Makaringe and Lebohang
Maboe, with the latter managing to pick out Deolin Mekoa but the right
winger scuffed his left-footed shot at goal.
Chippa were awarded a penalty in the 25th minute when new signing
Fares Hachi's cross was handed in the box by Brian Onyango.
Okwuoso stepped up but was denied by a spectacular save from Richard
Ofori, who got down well to his right to deny the opposing captain.
Five minutes before the break, United had a golden opportunity to
take the lead when Andrea Fileccia played in Evans Rusike only for the
Zimbabwean to blaze over from close range.
Two minutes after the restart, the 'Team of Choice' had another effort
at goal through Maboe, who went on a solo run from well inside his own
half and eventually tested Daniel Akpey in the away goal.
Fadlu Davids' men though took the lead in the 64th minute. Fileccia
did well to keep a chance alive and Maboe found Rusike who struck a low
right foot shot past Akpeyi to give his team the lead.
The 'Chilli Boys' equalised in the 71st minute. A defensive error from
Rushine De Reuck allowed Buyani Sali to play in Mxolisi Macuphu who
slotted home and punished the home team.