CAPE TOWN – A Lyle Lakay goal deep in added time at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening earned Mamelodi Sundowns a 2-1 league victory over Maritzburg United.
Gaston Sirino had given the Brazilians the lead shortly before halftime, with Siyanda Xulu equalising in the 56th minute before Lakay’s 92nd minute winner.
Things had looked quite promising for the visiting side early on – after Themba Zwane had fired two shots wide for Sundowns, Maritzburg had a couple of good opportunities of their own as home keeper Denis Onyango was forced to tip a Kwanda Mngomnyama header over the bar before reacting sharply a minute later to keep out Thabiso Kutumela’s snap shot.
However, as the game moved past the 15 minute mark, Masandawana began to increasingly exert their influence on proceedings, with chances following for Zwane, Sirino, Jose Meza and Hlompho Kekana in quick succession, although none were able to find the net.
Meza was then inches away from scoring in the 36th minute when a poor touch by Maritzburg keeper Richard Ofori while controlling a back-pass, had given him the chance to shoot.