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Maritzburg United boss Farouk Kadodia will take all the big games to Durban if he doesn’t get funding from Msunduzi Municipality.PHOTO: Ian Carbutt
Maritzburg United boss Farouk Kadodia will take all the big games to Durban if he doesn’t get funding from Msunduzi Municipality.PHOTO: Ian Carbutt

Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has threatened to take all its top crowd-drawing soccer fixtures to Durban if the club doesn’t get further financial backing from Msunduzi Municipality.

The Team of Choice have requested R15 million a year from the municipality, which the club says will allow it to continue playing all home games at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

The club has received a total of R60 million from Msunduzi over the past six years. During the this time The Team of Choice managed a Top 8 finish four times, but United are now not guaranteed further support because of the municipality’s financial crisis.

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