We won’t stop the fight says Captain Courageous
25 April 2016
Maritzburg skipper Kurt Lentjies has been leading by example all season long, the experienced midfielder determined to help United escape the relegation zone.
Lentjies has fired in five league goals as well as three cup goals, an impressive tally for a midfielder. He has also provided several assists and has been putting his body on the line all season long for the Team of Choice’s cause.
The Cape Town-born playmaker put in yet another Man-of-the-Match performance in last week’s 1-1 draw away to Golden Arrows, netting Maritzburg’s equaliser after his side had gone down to 10 men before half time.
Lentjies took a battering on the night, appearing to be targeted for some especially over-the-top challenges from the Arrows players. But he showed great courage, recovering from a nasty shoulder injury to lead Maritzburg’s comeback in the second half.
“We went a man down, and still came back to get a point. So it shows the character we have, and we are not going to stop fighting. I’m still out of breath the way we were working out there, the guys just left everything on the field,” he said after the game.
Maritzburg now have five games left this season – Free State Stars (away), SuperSport (home), Pirates (a), Ajax (h) and Jomo Cosmos (a).
“Home and away, we have to get the three points from our next five games,” explained Lentjies.
“We’ll have to fight for the last five games, we still believe we can survive no matter what and we’ll fight to the end,” said the skipper.
Maritzburg are next in action on Tuesday 26 April, when they face Free State Stars at Goble Park, 18H00.