Downs are the 2019 Telkom Knockout champions

Mamelodi Sundowns are the kings of the 2019 Telkom Knockout after beating Maritzburg United 2- 1.
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Mamelodi Sundowns are the kings of the 2019 Telkom Knockout.

They beat Maritzburg United 2- 1 in an entertaining match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.

Sundowns, who were pre-match favourites, came from a goal down to claim victory over Maritzburg United, who were looking to add their name for the very first time in the Telkom Knockout.

Players to watch in the tournament were Judas Moseamedi for Maritzburg United and marksman Mauricio Affonso of Sundowns.

To reach the final – Maritzburg had beat Bidvest Wits in the first round, Highlands Park in the quarterfinals and Kaizer Chiefs in the semis.

On the other hand Sundowns beat Amazulu, Chippa United and Golden Arrows.

After making threatening attempts in the Sundowns box, Moseamedi broke the deadlock to score for Maritzburg on the stroke of half time.

Sundowns changed up their attacking strategy in the second half and saw Affonso score the equalising header.

Affonso completed his brace with another header to help the Brazilians beat the Team of Choice with a 2 – 1 score line.

The match was not without controversy.

At the death, Moseamedi was adjudged to be offside after he scored what looked to be a legitimate goal.