Maritzburg United beat Wits to solidify top eight position

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Maritzburg United solidified their 6th position on the Absa Premiership table with a 1-0 hard-fought victory over Bidvest Wits in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.

The Team of Choice moved to 30 points, equal with Wits on the table, who have only played 16 games compared to Maritzburg’s 21 matches.

Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler says they played a fantastic game to collect maximum points on the road.

With Maritzburg United still involved in the Nedbank Cup competition as well, Tinkler highlights the importance of securing safety from the relegation battle by reaching the 30 point mark.

The former Orlando Pirates caretaker coach, Tinkler, confessed that he has great ambitions for the club looking ahead.

Wits head coach Gavin Hunt says he is disappointed with the loss in front of their home supporters.

Hunt also congratulated the visitors for snatching all three points effectively and efficiently.

Former Orlando Pirates striker Thabiso Kutumela scored the only goal of the match late in the opening half that saw his side rise to the occasion. Tinkler speaks highly of the improved Kutumela.

Despite still featuring in the Nedbank Cup competition, Wits have now lost their second consecutive league encounter and fourth game in all competitions. Hunt says his side was just not good enough on the day.Report by Thando Gqamane