Maritzburg United made sure they are in the driving seat in the Premier Soccer League promotion playoffs with a 2-0 win over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) in Thohoyandou, on Wednesday.
Judas Moseamedi came off the bench to score United’s first goal in the 67th minute then Bongokuhle Hlongwane netted the winner in the 82nd minute.
The PSL side sits in the first position on the playoffs log with six points from two matches. United coach Eric Tinkler says the victory was well deserved.
Tinkler was also pleased his charges were able to block out pre-match “drama” and get the win.
The team of choice left their changing to go kit in their team bus with Tinkler saying it was because the room was smelling and made them itch.
Tinkler says the team of choice will lay a complaint with the league about the incident.
@MaritzburgUtd coach Eric Tinkler in why his team changed in the bus instead of the change room in their #PSLPromotionPlayoffs match against @TTM_Original in Thohoyandou this afternoon pic.twitter.com/NRx0JFenC0
— Rakgadi’a bana (@ngwanamogoto) May 22, 2019
Meanwhile, TTM are at the bottom of the playoffs table pointless in two outings. The Vhembe based side is not completely out of contention for promotion with two games still left to play.
TTM coach Momcilo Medic says Maritzburg showed why they are in the Premier division.
TTM have a chance to get back into the thick of things against Royal Eagles at home on Saturday.
Medic says he cannot fault his players saying the playoffs are a good learning curve for next season.
– Report by Lethabo Kganyago
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