MUFC CONFIDENT OF SURVIVAL BUT CALL FOR FAIR PLAY
11 January 2016
A resurgent Maritzburg United gave a spirited display of football against Supersport United in Polokwane on Sunday.
The game which ended in a two all draw was the first since the return of German Coach, Ernst Middendorp. The result is not a true reflection of the game as The Team of Choice created more chances and should have won the game.
The positive approach and tactical discipline of the players showed the effect that the coach has had on them in a short space of time. The club is confident that it will survive relegation.
However, a number of angry fans contacted the club complaining about lack of fair play during this game. A call for an offside that wasn’t, denied the team a legitimate goal. With the first Supersport goal, there was no conclusive footage that the whole circumference of the ball had crossed the goal line.
The fans also complained of the inconsistency in discharging of yellow cards with Clayton Daniels being lucky to remain on the field in the 43rd minute after having received his first yellow earlier in the first half.
The Chairman confirmed receiving calls from fans complaining about unfair handling of the game which cost the club full points which he says is happening for the first time in eight years being in the PSL.
Based on this, the Chairman is making an appeal that officiating errors be dealt with as it can be costly to clubs who work very hard preparing for games with the hope that fair play shall prevail.