Absa Premiership

Rusike on the double for Team of Choice

2017-08-23 21:58
Evans Rusike (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United maintained their winning start to the new Premiership season by beating Ajax Cape Town 2-0 at Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday.

Lebohang Maboe and Siphesihle Ndlovu squandered early chances for the hosts, while Tashreeq Morris wastefully headed over the visitors' best chance of the half after 15 minutes.

United went ahead on the half-hour mark when Bandile Shandu's brilliant ball from the right was nodded in by Evans Rusike at the near post.

The Zimbabwean had three more opportunities to double their lead going into the break. He twice shot wide, before drawing a flying one-handed save out of Brandon Petersen.

Thabo Mosadi had an excellent chance to draw level after the restart, but after capitalising on some poor defending, he was denied by an excellent point-blank save by Bongani Mpandle.

It was a vital intervention for Maritzburg, who scored with their next chance as Rusike beat a defender outside the box and ran in towards goal, before coolly finishing.

Fortune Makaringe then drew another good diving save from Petersen as the pressure continued, but there were no more goals needed for the hosts as they sealed the win.

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