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.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

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.


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

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content this holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.