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Maritzburg United striker Judas Moseamedi (left) in action with Mamelodi Sundowns defender Brian Onyango, a former United skipper, during the two clubs’ 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday. PHOTO: gallo
Maritzburg United striker Judas Moseamedi (left) in action with Mamelodi Sundowns defender Brian Onyango, a former United skipper, during the two clubs’ 1-1 draw in the DStv Premiership at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday. PHOTO: gallo

Fresh Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp has a good eight days to keep hammering home his chosen approach in practice sessions before his new team’s next test in the DStv Premiership, after he started well at the weekend on home turf.

By guiding the embattled “Team of Choice” to a comeback 1-1 draw against mighty Mamelodi Sundowns in their bottom-versus-top battle at a damp Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday night, the well-travelled German tactician arrested a five-match losing streak by United in the league this season.

This also stopped the team’s run of eight straight losses in cup and league combined going back to last season, although their winless run is now at a record-extending 13 matches.

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