United desperate for points
Beleaguered Team of Choice visit children’s home ahead of crucial tie against Matsatsantsa
MARITZBURG United will be out to try and change the dire situation they find themselves in in the Absa Premiership when they face SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit today at 6 pm.
At the moment, the Team of Choice are deep in the relegation mix following their unwanted record of seven matches without a victory in the league.
Maritzburg have played 12 matches in the Premiership this season and their only victory in the campaign dates back to September 23 against Bloemfontein Celtic.
This surprising situation for a team that finished in the top four last year has left them at a dangerous number 13 position on the log table, with just 11 points.
Only one point separates them with bottom-of-the-table Black Leopards, which put more pressure on the local side to fight for full points today.
A win will not only get them out of the relegation zone, but will also do their coach, Fadlu Davids, a huge favour as the situation threatens the safety of his position. SuperSport also head to the match in low spirits after losing 1-0 to Kaizer Chiefs in Mbombela on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, to boost their mood, on Thursday Maritzburg players and coaching staff visited to the SOS Children’s home in the city and were left humbled and in awe.
The full complement of the squad and technical team were present to hand out food hampers and conduct motivational talks to the 100 kids of the orphanage who were in attendance.
Captain Siyanda Xulu and new recruit Keagan Buchanan both shared some words of wisdom with the children.
Defender Bokang Tlhone said: “As an individual, I felt very touched because it was my first time having such an experience and seeing the kids happy that we are here.
“It also lifts us as a team and you know some of us are parents, so it is really special to spend time with them and have this Christmas party for them.” — Additional reporting by WWR. • [email protected]ness.co.za
Maritzburg United players and coaching staff visited to the SOS Children’s home in the city to boost their spirit.