Ernst Middendorp’s outfit escaped relegation on the final day, thanks to a 3-1 victory away to Jomo Cosmos at Olen Park Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Relegation could’ve swung both ways, and it looked like Cosmos were in the ascendancy when Linda Mntambo put Cosmos ahead, but Mohau Mokate and Evans Rusike brought United back.
The Team of Choice turned the game by bringing on Abia Nale for Sheldon Van Wyk.
On the hour Philani Zulu forced Sherwyn Naicker into a great save. It took as long as the 82nd minute for them to draw level thanks to substitute Mohau Mokate, who’s header lobbed over Naicker for 1-1.
Rusike then tapped home a Nale cross to take Maritzburg into the lead. He scored again in injury time on the counter attack to nail the coffin on top of Cosmos.