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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Maritzburg United manager Middeldorp reflects on his team’s shock win over Mamelodi Sundowns

The Soweto Derby drew the most attention over the weekend in South African football but a 2-1 shock victory for DStv Premiership relegation candidates Maritzburg United over reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns added to the headlines. After Sundowns playmaker Themba Zwane failed to convert a penalty kick in the final ten minutes, Amadou Soukouna took care of business on his in second half stoppage time to give The Team of Choice three crucial points as the hosts took their opportunities despite Sundowns’ having far more chances.

Maritzburg manager Ernst Middledorp reflects on his shock at how his team was able to pull it off in comments reported by Times Live below. Highlights from Saturday’s game are further below.