United looking for Nedbank Cup booster
16 February 2015
Maritzburg United will be out in search of a morale-boosting victory when they take on MP Black Aces in a Nedbank Cup last 32 encounter at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Team of Choice head into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Chippa United last weekend, the PMB club having now gone six games without a win.
Midfielder Nhlanhla Vilakazi is hoping that Maritzburg can get their season kick-started again with a good run in the cup, starting with Aces on Wednesday.
“We showed good character against Chippa on the weekend to come from a goal down to get a result. Of course we wanted a win, but the fight we showed was encouraging.
“We have to keep that fighting spirit going in the match against Aces, a win in the Cup would be a real boost for the team now, and can help us to get back to winning ways in the league as well,” Vilakazi told maritzburgunited.co.za.
“Its going to be tough, away from home against Aces who are a good team. I won’t pick out any individuals as danger men for Aces – they play well as a team and have a lot of very good players.
“The Maritzburg players though are hungry – we feel we are due a win, and we want to go out and do well in the cup to make the club proud and to make Pietermaritzburg proud,” he added.