Brian Mandela (right) vies for the ball with a SuperSport opponent in a past match. He scored his first goal of the season against Black Leopards on Wednesday 12 December Kick Off
Mandela scores as debutant Kerr pegs Maritzburg
By Dan Ngulu | Thu 13 Dec, 2018 09:06

Kenyan international Brian Onyango Mandela was on the score sheet for Maritzburg United in the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Wednesday 12 December as the team picked a point in the 1 – 1 draw at home to Black Leopards.

The goal, Mandela’s first of the season after making seven appearances for Maritzburg, came on a night former Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr was making his touchline debut for bottom of the log side, Black Leopards and it brought a sense of positivity with Leopards picking their first point in four matches.

Eighth PSL goal

Mandela rose well to thump home a header off Deolin Mekoa’s in-swinger from a free kick in the 37th minute for his eighth PSL goal, but the lead lasted just seven minutes as Leopards won a penalty that was swept home by Mwape Musonda who sent Richard Ofori the wrong way.

While the result meant an end to Leopards’ losing run, they remain bottom of the log with 10 points from 13 matches while Maritzburg now are the side with the most draws at eight, having picked four straight ones – and the least wins (one).

Mandela’s side has however played a game less and are just kept above the drop zone by a better goal difference and will be hoping for a better outing when they visit SuperSport United on Saturday 15 December.

Dan Ngulu

Twitter: @danodinga

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