Cape Town - Mohau Mokate's goal earned Maritzburg United a 1-1 draw with Bidvest Wits in an
Absa Premiership game at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday night.
The draw sees the Team of Choice remain on position eight, while the Clever
Boys moved to the league summit on goal-difference.
The Team of Choice enjoyed more possession than the Clever Boys in the opening
stages of the first-half, but they were struggling to beat goalkeeper Darren
The former Bafana Bafana international produced decent saves to deny Maritzburg
duo Bevan Fransman and Lebohang Maboe, who had unleashed good shots.
But the Clever Boys should have taken the lead five minutes before the
half-time break after Phakamani Mahlambi had set-up Frank Mhango, but the
latter fired wide from close range.
Maritzburg captain Kurt Lentjies was then shown a red-card following a
dangerous tackle on Wits midfielder Phumlani Ntshangase heading into the
half-time break at 0-0.
Maboe, who recently walked away with the man of the match away against Orlando
Pirates, forced Wits goal-minder Keet into a magnificent save nine minutes
after the restart.
But it was the visitors, who opened the scoring when Mahlambi set-up Cuthbert
Malajila and the latter fired past Bongani Mpandle to make it 1-0 to Wits in
the 70th minute.
minutes later parity was
restored by Mohau Mokate, who beat Wits keeper Keet to make it 1-1.