Mayors behind local team in clash against Chiefs

2010-09-08 00:00

THE City of Choice is expected to come to a standstill as Maritzburg United lock horns with Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs in an eagerly awaited game at Harry Gwala Stadium this evening.

Msunduzi Municipality Mayor Mike Tarr has come out in full support of the local team, saying, “We will like to see the home team win because it will help put the city on the map.

“We hope they do us very proud with a win against the mighty Amakhosi.”

The mayor called on local communities to go out and support United because that will resuscitate the city’s days of football glory.

“We are not supporting the team because they are the only one that we have got playing on the top-flight football — we support them because it is good for the city,” said Tarr.

uMgungundlovu District Municipality (UMDM) Mayor Yusuf Bhamjee said: “This is a very important fixture for us because Kaizer Chiefs are one of the biggest teams in the Absa Premiership and if we beat them it would mean that we can also compete against the best and win.

“We have beaten them once and chances are that the Team of Choice can do it for us again.”

He said all seven municipalities representing the UMDM are 100% behind the local team.

“Let us hope that Maritzburg United, who will be playing Chiefs for the second time at Harry Gwala Stadium, will prove the bookmakers wrong when they win against the mighty Amakhosi.”

Both Tarr and Bhamjee are expected to attend the match in an effort to galvanise support for the local team.

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