MUFC welcome Indian Soccer League club North East United
1 September 2015
An international Indian Soccer League Team, North East Unitted FC, landed on our shores on Monday the 31st of August 2015.
This is the first time that a professional soccer team from India has visited South Africa.
North East United FC, is here on a 22 day visit as part of their season preparations. Whilst they are here, they will visit schools around Durban and conduct coaching clinics there as well. Several friendly games have been arranged for the club including Amazulu and Maritzburg United.
A press conference was held today at Moses Mabhida Stadium to introduce and welcome the team. Poobie Goovansamy from SAFA extended his hearty welcome to the team, saying “This should be the beginning of a relationship that will see talented South African players getting jobs to play in the Indian Soccer League and visa versa.”
Maritzburg United Marketing and Communications Manager Brian Zuma, who addressed the conference on behalf of the Club, welcomed the Indian team “To the country that gave birth to the world’s icon, Nelson Mandela,”he chuckled to a round of applause.
Zuma added: “As part of our strategy in growing the Maritzburg United brand, we are looking internationally to form partnerships and create business relationships.”
North East United FC will play Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday the 6th of September 2015 at 3pm. Tickets are available from Thursday the 3rd of September at Computicket. They are R40 for adults and R20 for children.