DURBAN – Maritzburg United retained their Premier Soccer League status with a resounding victory over Royal Eagles at Chatsworth Stadium yesterday.
The Team of Choice required a point from their last two matches in the promotional/relegation play-offs against Eagles and Tshakhuma, whom they play in Maritzburg on Saturday (3pm).
Maritzburg finished 15th on the 16-team PSL log and were forced into the play-offs, where they have amassed three victories on the trot to ensure they will still be campaigning in the PSL next season.
Yesterday's game was delayed for 15 minutes because the goal nets were deemed to be sub-standard and had to be replaced.
Eagles were first to ask questions but Richard Ofori was up for the task for the Team of Choice as he kept Diego Brown at bay.
Nkosivumile Zulu used his strength to get the better of Brian Onyango and laid on an exquisite pass to Brown but Ghanaian Ofori made a comfortable save.
Brown again got into the right position but missed another sitter with his head after receiving a decent cross from Levy Mashiane.