Kaizer Chiefs killer Moseamedi strikes again and hands Middendorp a satisfying win
Hunt - suffering a two-window Fifa transfer ban - has not changed in personnel from last season. Only a few younger players have become more prominent‚ and some alterations made in the way the side is structured.
Middendorp had his side set up - with a tough back three of Nazeer Allie‚ Clayton Daniels and Riyaaz Ismail‚ and United sitting deep - to shut Amakhosi out‚ and then try to sneak more than a draw when those rare opportunities inevitably arose. When they did‚ Moseamedi pounced gleefully.
United are a hard-working team on any day. They were impeccably structured‚ closed the spaces and covered the yards to deny Amakhosi a chance in an opening half where both teams' conservatism saw neither goalkeeper tested.
Chiefs lacked a pacy full-back to get forward on the overlap and did not get behind Maritzburg‚ as the closest either side came to a chance was Khama Billiat's speculative drive that was well wide.
A procession of substitutes after the break from both coaches was aimed at finding a player capable of breaking the deadlock. For Maritzburg‚ two played a hand in Moseamedi's goals.