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 â€“ 1 draw at home to Black Leopards.
The goal, Mandelaâ€™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 Mekoaâ€™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 Leopardsâ€™ 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 â€“ and the least wins (one).
Mandelaâ€™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.