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Match Preview: Maritzburg Utd (Away)



Maritzburg United v Moroka Swallows

Harry Gwala Stadium
Friday 28 February 2014
20h00 kick-off

Match background

- Maritzburg United and Moroka Swallows will both be looking to bounce back from Absa Premiership defeats when they meet at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday, 28 February 2014, kick-off at 20h00.

- Maritzburg suffered a first league defeat of the year in their previous outing, going down 2-1 away to Mpumalanga Black Aces.

- The KwaZulu-Natal team will be aiming to improve on a home record in which they have claimed just eight points from as many matches.

- Their next three league opponents are SuperSport United (away), AmaZulu and Bloemfontein Celtic (both home).

- The Team of Choice is placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 17 points from 18 matches.

- Swallows have gone four league matches without a win and were beaten 2-1 at home by SuperSport United in their last outing.

- The Soweto side has claimed nine points from eight away matches so far this season.

- Their next three league opponents are Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows (all home).

- The Birds are placed eighth on the Absa Premiership log with 23 points from 17 matches.

- In head-to-head stats, Maritzburg and Swallows have met in 15 league matches since 2005/06.

- The Birds have seven wins compared to three for the Team of Choice, while five matches have been drawn.

- Maritzburg have won two of their seven home matches against Swallows down the years, suffering three defeats in the process.

- When the teams met earlier this season, they played to a 1-1 draw in Soweto with goals from Mungomeni (Swallows) and Sekotlong (United).

- Maritzburg’s line-up from their 2-1 loss to Aces: Walters, Evans, Awal, M. Booysen, Cloete, Isaacks (Sheppard 66’), De Jongh, Morton, Buckley (Sekotlong 72’), Smeekes (Mandaza 69’), Jayiya.

- Swallows’ line-up from their 2-1 loss to SuperSport: Etafia, Mapemba, Isaacs, Da Costa (Wana 56’), Mokgothu, Mbekile, Nergadze, Chabangu, Tsutsulupa (Mabalane 66’), Nomvethe, Manqele (Bereng 77’).

Previous meetings

Last ten league meetings

Season Result Scorers

2008/09 Maritzburg 3-1 Swallows Mbemba, Davids 2; Denge
2009/10 Swallows 2-0 Maritzburg Khumalo, Radebe
2009/10 Maritzburg 1-1 Swallows Dikulu (pen); Radebe
2010/11 Maritzburg 1-0 Swallows Sibisi
2010/11 Swallows 1-0 Maritzburg Nomvethe (pen)
2011/12 Swallows 2-2 Maritzburg Tsutsulupa, Nomvethe; Sibisi 2
2011/12 Maritzburg 0-1 Swallows Tsutsulupa
2012/13 Swallows 1-3 Maritzburg Obada; Malajila, Mandaza, Gyamfi
2012/13 Maritzburg 0-1 Swallows Mashego
2013/14 Swallows 1-1 Maritzburg Mungomeni; Sekotlong

Head-to-Head
(League only, since 2005/06)

Home
P W D L GF GA
Maritzburg 7 2 2 3 6 6
Swallows 8 4 3 1 13 10

Away
P W D L GF GA
Maritzburg 8 1 3 4 10 13
Swallows 7 3 2 2 6 6

Total
P W D L GF GA
Maritzburg 15 3 5 7 16 19
Swallows 15 7 5 3 19 16

League standings

Pos Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts

1 Kaizer Chiefs 19 13 4 2 31 12 +19 43
2 Mamelodi Sundowns 18 10 4 4 32 18 +14 34
3 SuperSport United 20 9 5 6 28 22 +6 32
4 Bidvest Wits 17 9 4 4 20 12 +8 31
5 AmaZulu 21 7 7 7 20 27 -7 28
6 Orlando Pirates 16 8 3 5 19 13 +6 27
7 Platinum Stars 18 7 6 5 19 18 +1 27
8 Moroka Swallows 17 6 5 6 22 21 +1 23
9 Bloemfontein Celtic 18 5 8 5 23 24 -1 23
10 Mpumalanga Black Aces 17 6 5 6 16 18 -2 23
11 Ajax Cape Town 19 6 5 8 18 22 -4 23
12 University of Pretoria 19 6 2 11 15 19 -4 20
13 Polokwane City 18 5 4 9 21 24 -3 19
14 Maritzburg United 18 4 5 9 18 25 -7 17
15 Free State Stars 17 4 4 9 14 24 -10 16
16 Golden Arrows 18 4 1 13 14 31 -17 13

Club information

Maritzburg United

Nickname: The Team of Choice
Formed: 1979
Major honours: None
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2013/14 season results)
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
312 77 99 136 287 457 -170 330

Moroka Swallows

Nickname: The Birds
Formed: 1947
Major honours: League titles: 1 (1965); Top Eight Cup titles: 3 (1975, 1979, 2012); National Cup titles: 5 (1983, 1989, 1991, 2004, 2009).
All-time PSL record: (Not including 2013/14 season results)
P W D L GF GA GD Pts
534 199 152 183 634 648 -14 749




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