Malajila struck the solitary goal in the 81st minute, as Maritzburg United beat title-chasing Mamelodi Sundowns at the Nelson Mandela Bay on Staturday evening.
“Mum it was your goal and your birthday present. I wish you many more and today I was playing for you. Happy belated birthday, I will always love and be there for you mum. I will give thanks and praise kunamwari nguva dzose nekundipa amai vakaita semi mwaaaaaaaaaaaaa (I will always praise God for giving me a mother like you),” wrote the player on his wall on the social network Facebook, soon after the game.
He later told The Zimbabwean that his mother turned “forty-something” on April 12, hence the special dedication. “I can’t say how many years, but she turned forty-something and I am happy to have done that for her. I’m not targeting any goals, but I wish to continue scoring goals for my team because we have an ambition to finish in the top-8,” said the former Highlanders and Dynamos hit-man.
Malajila also struck the only goal for the giant-killers when they won 1-0 away to Kaizer Chiefs Tuesday, also dampening Amakhosi’s title hopes.