The Brazilians share the spoils at Harry Gwala Stadium

Big game in matchday six against Maritzburg United, Last time both sides met it was a two-all draw. After five games the Brazilians have been busy collecting maximum points. Five wins and only a draw in the opening games.

Thabiso Kutumela started asking questions as early as the 13th minute but Denis Onyango was quick to clear the danger after he had a go at goal. The Brazilians kept their foot on the pedal and the home side finally opened the gates as “Mshishi” utilised the moment as Lebohang Maboe rolled one into his path and made no mistake in finishing! Kutumela kept on putting pressure but nothing yielded from his efforts, the Brazilians went into the second half with a one nil lead.

The First ten minutes of the second half saw the Brazilians press and almost get a second goal but Mwange made a great save. Kwanda Mngonyama equalised for the home side via a corner and leveled things at Harry Gwala. The front three keept pressing the team of choice as an opportunity fell for Zwane but his shot is deflected out.

The captain that is up for the FIFA Puskas award nomination showed why he got the nod again in 2020 as he blasted the ball from forty yards out and the keeper was called into action to make a well timed save to keep the shot out. With the clock winding down, Coach Manqoba Mngqithi received his marching orders from the referee Victor Gomes.

Masandawana kept pushing for the winner but the home side were fighting to salvage a point and they succeeded as the game ended in a 1 all draw.

How we lined up:
Onyango, Morena, Lakay, Nascimento, B. Onyango, Jali, Kekana (c), Maboe, Zwane, Shalulile, Erasmus

Coss, Mudau, Lebusa, Kapinga, Magerman, Soumahoro, Domingo, Mvala, Maluleka

14 Responses
  1. billy

    Keke was the weakest link here and he made it difficult for the attacking three. He should have been substituted in the first half.

  2. Lamamelodi

    Dissapointing performance.I thought realising that M.United was playing five players in the middle of the park, our coaches needed to drop one striker deep since shalulile was seen coming to defend most of the time. Obviously that was an indication that our striking force was not getting enough balls,but instead our coaches wanted to play their normal 4-3-3. It just did not work honestly. Anyway,one point is better than lose.But sharpness from players and decisiveness by coaches is what we need this time of the league to avoid pleasure later.And what was Domingo going to change in the remaining four minutes of the game.

  3. Dalom

    Two points dropped. We should’ve killed the game long before they even equalised. Shalulile missed two golden opportunities, one before we scored and the other after halftime., it was just not his day yesterday, and I always sense that when we miss a lot of opportunities like that we end up paying the price. Drawing that game feels like a loss for me. We need to open a considerable gap before we start playing the CCL.

  4. Philani

    Hard luck masandawan but the technical team the players played very well we can’t crucify Peter Shalulile because of those two sitters he missed , it was one of those match because even MARITZBURG gave their all mark my word MARITZBURG will loose their following game/s

  5. Philani

    Peter Shalulile is a player he is bound to miss those chances like others do, so we can’t crucify him because he is a hard worker defensively you can find him as well, a very good player indeed

  6. muzi kunene

    Good game but I didn’t expected us to drew that game,another thing I think its time now for Kekana to be rested until maybe in March next year.Mvala and Maluleka were there to replace Rivaldo but we chose Kekana who doesn’t give our striking players any passes.
    Lastly I don’t understand this thing of substituting with four minutes to go because that player will not do anything except chasing the ball to the opponents whom are busy with delaying tactics till the whistle end the game.
    The league gave us an opportunity to substitute five players but we sat with them until last minutes its boring if We are seriously about winning this league., Kby forever

    1. Lamamelodi

      I always believe that if a coach can’t make any substitution until the 70-75th munites of the game, why bother to play a player 3 munites of referee’s additional time. In a way you just confuse the player. He does not know exactly which part of his game he need to improve since he cannot make sound decision out of 2 munites of play

  7. billy

    Future Sundowns central midfield Jali, Coetzee, Maboe, Margerman, Pewa. Mvala and Mkhize. Thanks to coach Pitso

  8. billy

    Future attacking midfielders Zwane, Sirono, Kapinga, Domingo, Mphuti, Mailula, Mkhulisi, Vilakazi and let us bring back Shozi or Sibiya from Arrows


    The last time we drew a game Kekana was playing against TTM and we drew against Maritzburg with him playing again.Cotzee knows how to protect the back line,Kekana losses the ball cheaply,runs all over the pitch,more back passes,no shape in the middle and passes opponents.That corner came bcoz he lost the ball alone in the middle,As long as we do some players favors we are going nowhere.As long as we have technical team that is scared to substitute early we are going no where.You just can’t put in player with 2 minutes to go and expect him to perform miracles.That Phewa boy is very good,he plays the same as Riva,he was loaned because we select team based on age rather than performance.Word of advise to the technical team,please base your team selection on merit,you don’t owe anyone a favor.Motsepe’s other dream is to see Downs players dominate Bafana and that dream won’t be realistic when we still obsessed with playing old players who can’t even pass nor trap the ball.Before you analyze your opponents you must first analyze your own team thoroughly.


    If Mbappe was playing in SA he would never have won World Cup at age 19.The like of Arsenal’s Saka or Barcelona’s Antsu would have been loaned because we don’t have the coaches who have the balls to play youngsters hence the likes of Mkhuma and Makgalwa are always in the stands and the likes of Phewa,Lukhubeni are loaned.Magerman plays like Jali and Phewa like Riva.We have one of the best squad in Africa and we just scared to play them effectively.