Saturday, 09 January 2021 19:46

Staff Reporter.

Former Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp marked his return to the FNB Stadium with a 2-0 win over Amakhosi in a league encounter on Saturday evening.

Chiefs made two changes from their historic win over Primeiro de Agosto in Angola, as Daniel Cardoso and Anthony Akumu were recalled while striker Samir Nurkovic started from the bench once again.

A second win in as many matches moved the Team of Choice up to 12th place on the league standings while Chiefs, who still have yet to win at home this season, dropped down to 14th, a point and place above the relegation zone.

Chiefs were dealt a blow early in the second half as Khama Billiat was forced from the field with an injury, but there was some light at the end of the tunnel for the Soweto giants as Nurkovic made his way onto the pitch on the hour mark, for his first league appearance of the campaign.

Maritzburg took a lead in the 66th minute as Judas Moseamedi got on the end of Gadinkame Modise's pin-point cross, glancing the ball past Daniel Akpeyi for his third goal of the campaign.

Moseamedi completed his brace in the 79th minute. A long throw-in by Daniel Morgan found the towering forward who outmuscled Ramahlwe Mphahlele before finding a way past Akpeyi from an acute angle for his second double against the Glamour Boys in as many seasons.

Chiefs pushed forward in search of a way back into the match in the closing stages, but Maritzburg's defence held firm as they claimed successive wins at FNB Stadium.

Kaizer Chiefs (0) 0
Maritzburg United (0) 2 (Moseamedi 66' 79')

Kaizer Chiefs: Akpeyi; Cardoso, Mphahlele, Ngezana, Agay, Blom, Matsheke (Lesako 76'), Parker (Ntiya-Ntiya 76'), Billiat (Zuma 48'), Kambole, Castro (Nurkovic 60').

Maritzburg United: Barr; Hachi (Morgan 61'), Ismail, Daniels, Allie, Shandu, Graham (Mngonyama 81'), Buchanan, Claasen (Modise 46'), Kutumela (Meza 61'), Moseamedi (Hlongwane 90+1').

Meanwhile Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila fought back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to Cape Town City in a DStv Premiership clash at Thohoyandou Stadium in Limpopo.