Maritzburg United will avoid relegation - Zuma

2016-05-25 06:00
PHOTO: Getty Images The Team of Choice, led by coach Ernst Middendorp (pictured), will be travelling to Olen Park Stadium in the North West to play against Jomo Cosmos.

PHOTO: Getty Images The Team of Choice, led by coach Ernst Middendorp (pictured), will be travelling to Olen Park Stadium in the North West to play against Jomo Cosmos.

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MARITZBURG United spin doctor­ Brian Zuma this week told Echo and assured Pietermaritzburg soccer lovers that the Team of Choice is not going to be relegated.

However, he was reminded it was Maritzburg United’s last game and might be the final game in the elite league for them.

Zuma said his bosses, players and technical bench were not thinking about relegation or play-offs.

“We are not entertaining those thoughts. Maritzburg United is not going down, won’t be relegated or be involved in play-offs. Mark my words, this team will be still in the PSL next season,” said Zuma.

PSL fixtures will be wrapped up on Saturday and will be played at the same time. Mamelodi Sundowns are already the confirmed league champions and their trophy and medals will be given to them on Saturday.

The Team of Choice will be travelling to Olen Park Stadium in the North West to play against Jomo Cosmos, which means life or death for both teams.

Zuma said United’s players are ready for the clash and are prepared to sweat blood and die with their boots on.

Zuma said their game against Ezenkosi­ won’t be easy and is expected to be brutal.

“We are expecting a tough and physical encounter. Jomo Sono has said there’s going be a lot of tackles, whatever that means is anyone’s guess. So it’s to be hard tackles versus precision. We’re not scared and are hungry for this win,” said Zuma.

A win for United means they will be cleared from relegation and play-offs.

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PSL fixtures:

21 May Ajax Cape Town v Wits 15:00 Cape Town Stadium

21 May Bloemfontein Celtic v Polokwane City 15:00 Dr Molemela Stadium

21 May Kaizer Chiefs v Chippa United 15:00 FNB Stadium

21 May Mamelodi Sundowns v Platinum Stars 15:00 Lucas Moripe Stadium

21 May Black Aces v Free State Stars 15:00 Mbombela Stadium

21 May Jomo Cosmos v Maritzburg United 15:00 Olen Park

21 May Orlando Pirates v SuperSport United 15:00 Orlando Stadium

21 May University of Pretoria v Golden Arrows 15:00 Tuks Stadium

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