The KwaZulu-Natal Capital City team began the 2017/18 season with a bang, only to endure a slump before bouncing back with an improved run of form just before the Christmas break.
Maboe, who has been one of United's bright sparks over the past two years, says he enjoyed having a little bit of time off during Christmas, although with the short break, he does not feel much momentum will be lost.
"It was a good break for me, I spent a bit of the time with my family in Heidelberg and seeing them always gets you motivated again. It makes you want to get back on the field of play and makes you keep wanting to work hard, so it was very refreshing. The holidays were quite short, so it should not take us that long to get back to where we left off," he said.
Maritzburg's first task after the restart sees them travelling down to the Mother City to take on Ajax Cape Town, at the Cape Town Stadium this Friday, 5 January.
"It's about taking each match as a cup final, taking each game as it comes, starting with the one on Friday," he said of the Urban Warriors showdown. “We want the three points on Friday and then we can start thinking about the next game."
The Team of Choice are currently lying ninth on the standings, but the 23-year-old Maboe feels that they have the potential to aim for a significantly higher finish.
"I feel like we can do a bit better, because we are a bunch of very good players. We need to keep on working hard and I'm sure we can do better than we did in the first round," he said.
"I hope the fans continue to get behind us – we really want to make them proud in the second leg of season, I still believe we can reach the top six or even the top four if play to our best."
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