Posted On Saturday, 13th April 2013
Ghanaian midfielder Edwin Gyimah helped SuperSport United to reach the semi-final of the South African FA Cup when beating edging 2-1 past Mohammed Awal’s Maritzburg United.
Gyimah, who was a key man in midfield for SuperSport, played the entire duration of the game as his team advanced to the last four of the competition.
Black Stars defender Awal, who is just recovering from injury, was pivotal in defence for Maritzburg but was substituted following the sending of one of their players.
Cuthbert Malajila scored early for Maritzburg, but George Maluleka equalised halfway through the first half before Mogogi Gabonamong scored the winner just before the break.
The home side played the entire second half with a man less following the sending off of fullback Rheece Evans on the stroke of half-time.
THis prompted coach Ernst Middnedorp to bring on Peterson just after the break to shore up the midfield of his side after Evans’ sending off.
The result keeps Gyimah’s side on course for their first title of the season.
Maritzburg United: Walters, Cloete, Awal (Peterson 46’), M.Booysen, Evans, D. Booysen (Morton46’), Buckley, Hendricks, Sheppard, Isaacks (Mandaza 69’), Malajila
SuperSport United: Williams, Erasmus (Zuma 76’), G. Maluleka, Doutie, Mdledle, Gyimah, Gabonamong, Kekana, Mdluli (Nkoana 61’), Diouf, Grobler (Fransman 89’)