Team of Choice ‘will bounce back’

2017-09-27 12:16
Maritzburg United managing director and chairperson Farook Kadodia.

Maritzburg United managing director and chairperson Farook Kadodia. (Gallo Images)

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

Maritzburg United managing director and chairperson Farook Kadodia is confident his side will pull themselves up from a bad week that saw the side lose touch with the Absa Premiership leaders.

Having dropped to sixth place in the standings with eight points from five outings, the Team of Choice have gone three games without a win.

They have won two and drawn two of their five league games so far, including a 0-0 draw against Orlando Pirates, while only one match has been lost — last week’s 2-0 home defeat to Kaizer Chiefs.

Next on the menu are struggling Free State Stars at home on Friday, and the Maritzburg boss predicts a tough encounter, but says coach Fadlu Davids’ men are eager to claim bragging rights.

“It is a game that we have to win. I think we have to approach all games in the same way and not under-estimate any team.

“We would like to see the same support that we’ve had in our last two home games [against Pirates and Chiefs] at Harry Gwala,” Kadodia told The Witness on Tuesday.

He lavished praise on his “professional and hard-working” head coach Davids. “My first priority is to commend the kind of football that our coach is promoting. They are currently playing an attractive brand of football, at high intensity.

“The thing is, when you play that kind of football, people expect results.

“We just have to win away and at home, and make sure we don’t lose points. The football that is being displayed by the coach is something special. It is admired by the fans.”

Kadodia said he wanted the recent frustration to be turned into an appetite for points.

Maritzburg will be without the services of attacking midfielder Siphesihle Ndlovu, who is serving a ban, and defender Brian Onyango, who is still injured.

Stars are coming off a morale-boosting 3-2 victory over Polokwane City, after going four matches without a win.

They will be without skipper Paulus Masehe when they travel to Harry Gwala Stadium.

The midfielder is suspended after being sent off for a second bookable offence against Polokwane.

Kickoff on Friday is at 8 pm.

Tickets are available through Computicket, Shoprite Checkers and at the club offices at R40 for adults and R10 for children under 12 years.

Read more on:    pietermaritzburg  |  maritzburg united

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


Enter the examination number or search by province or school (NSC Students) to view results.

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.