Pietermaritzburg - Thamsanqa Mkhize scored an 85th minute
winner as Maritzburg United boosted their hopes of Absa Premiership survival
with a 1-0 win over 10-man Ajax Cape Town at the Harry Gwala Stadium on
Victory moves the Team of Choice up to 15th place on the log
standings - the relegation playoff spot - with one game remaining. AmaTuks slipped
to 16th following a 2-2 draw in Polokwane.
Maritzburg now know that if they beat Jomo Cosmos next week
they will secure their place in South Africa's top flight for another season.
Chances were few and far between with both goalkeepers
hardly tested throughout the 90 minutes.
The Urban Warriors were dealt a major blow in the 72nd
minute after Abbubaker Mobara received his marching orders for a second
Maritzburg capitalised on their man advantage with five
minutes remaining. Mkhize curled a free-kick past Brandon Peterson to relegate
AmaTuks to the bottom of the standings.