United still at a loss

2019-01-30 06:02

ANOTHER week, another loss for newly-appointed Maritzburg United coach Muhsin Ertugral as Chippa United defeated the men in blue 2-0 at home.

The Team of Choice have now gone five games without a win, with four of those matches being under the management of Ertugral.

Thabiso Kutumela managed to spurn his chance in the 24th minute, which would have put United 1-0 up, receiving a through ball at the far post but not applying the finishing touch.

Ertugral was in for further headaches as he was forced to substitute winger Keletso Makgalwa­, who picked up an injury in the 26th minute, bringing out striker Judas Moseamedi­ as his replacement.

By the half-way mark, United were lucky to have the score remain goalless as the Chilli Boys dominated most of the play.

Chippa started the second half just how they finished the first, but this time managing to find the back of the net as Tebogo­ Tlolane made it 1-0 with a 20 yarder that found the back of the top corner net in the 53rd minute.

Any thoughts of a comeback were quashed when Chippa doubled the lead as Andile Mbenyane­ flicked a header that deflected off Rushine De Reuck and went into the back post to make it 2-0.

United find themselves at the bottom of the PSL with just 11 points after 18 games and only one win for the season.

Maritzburg United’s next challenge will be going up against the Witbank Spurs in the Nedbank Cup this Sunday.

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