Maritzburg United will ‘turn the corner’

2015-11-04 06:00

THE former Maritzburg United star defender, who retired two seasons ago, Peter Petersen, says that the local PSL outfit will soon “turn the corner”.

He predicts that United won’t be relegated at the end of the season, adding that support from the local soccer followers is needed.

The Cape Town-born defender, currently running his own football development academy at the Christian School, says the Team of Choice’s winless run is a big concern and is worrying followers, but said that everyone must be patient and united.

“It’s not too late, or a train smash. The fact is these things happen in soccer. Maritzburg United is not looking bad at all. They are playing well - they are just unlucky for now.

“Things will soon fall into place. It is also encouraging and a great motivation on its own because one of the experienced and best coaches in the South Africa, Clive Barker, is their head coach.

“Barker will turn things around, we just need to be patient and maybe players need to be ruthless, sharp and hungry in front of goals,” said Petersen.

The Team of Choice lost to Orlandi Pirates 2-0 last weekend in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals in Johannesburg.

United’s public relations officer Brian Zuma says the team is working hard to turn things around and says they are not panicking and the situation is under control.

“It’s just a matter of the team being currently unlucky, but we always go all out to win and the spirit in the camp is healthy and very high,”said Zuma.

On Saturday the Team of Choice will travel to Pretoria’s Lucas Moripe Stadium to face star-studded Mamelodi Sundowns at 3pm.

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