Davids to ring in changes

Player fa­tigue forces United coach’s hand

Sowetan - - Sport - By Sihle Nde­bele

If Mar­itzburg United coach Fadlu Davids is to be be­lieved, the Team of Choice will make up to nine changes from the team that played AmaZulu on Tues­day when they wel­come Or­lando Pi­rates to­mor­row at Harry Gwala Sta­dium (8pm).

Due to their in­volve­ment in the MTN8, where they were even­tu­ally knocked out by Su­per­Sport United in the semi­fi­nals, Mar­itzburg have had a con­gested pro­gramme.

To avoid fa­tigue, Davids feels it will be im­por­tant to rest most of his players who did duty against Usuthu.

“We will prob­a­bly make eight or even nine changes against Pi­rates to refresh the squad. We had three games in six days be­fore [the re­cent] Fifa break], and now we have three games in six days again.

“We can­not play with the same team ev­ery week, we have to freshen things up,” said Davids af­ter their 1-1 draw against AmaZulu.

Davids also ad­mit­ted that he was still hope­ful they will strike a deal with Sun­downs over Kwanda Mn­gonyama, who was on loan at the KZN side last sea­son, but has since re­turned to the Brazil­ians.

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