Polokwane City captain Jabu Maluleke supplied the cross for Edgard Monaka to score the winner against Maritzburg United. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

Polokwane City extended their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches with a 1-0 win over Maritzburg United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.

The only goal of the match came in the 66th minute when Edgard Monaka slotted a right-footed effort into the top corner.

The goal came courtesy of a fine cross from a set-piece effort by Jabu Maluleke.

Brave goalkeeping by Maritzburg’s Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori kept the score level at halftime, with Walter Musona in particular testing the visitors’ gloveman with several goal-bound efforts.

Yannick Zakri tried hard for the men from KwaZulu-Natal, but found a well-marshalled Polokwane defence in front of goalkeeper George Chigova.

Having gone down 2-1 to SuperSport United in the Telkom Knockout last-16 last weekend, Polokwane will keep their focus on the league.

They now have 17 points from seven matches and occupy third place on the league table.

The Limpopo side will begin their preparations to host second-on-the-log Orlando Pirates on November 6.

Maritzburg remain on seven points from eight outings, but will now focus on their Telkom Knockout quarter-final against in-form Wits on Saturday.

African News Agency (ANA)