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  Published: 16 January 2018
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SuperSport United's stuttering form could make them an especially dangerous prospect for Maritzburg United in Wednesday night's league encounter at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

   
 

The Team of Choice in seventh position have been on the ascendancy of late with three wins and a draw from their last five league outings.

 

SuperSport on the other hand have claimed only two points from their last five games and are 12th on the standings.
But the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup finalists remain one of the PSL’s most successful clubs and even with the sale of striker Jeremy Brockie to Mamelodi Sundowns, have a squad packed full of internationals and players with vast experience in the Absa Premiership.

 

Maritzburg’s Ghana international goalkeeper Richard Ofori for one is looking past Matsatsantsa’s recent form.

 

“They are a very strong team, no doubt about that, they have very good players. It’s not going to be an easy game. A lot of things can happen in football. Sometimes you can be one of the best teams, one of the best players or managers, but things do not always go the way you want,” said the shot-stopper.

 

Ofori also spoke of the importance of Maritzburg maintaining their focus and not allowing complacency to set it.

 

“We started well in the league, we beat Sundowns and won against Ajax and Platinum Stars and things were looking good,” he explained.

 

“Now we have started the same way in the new year, but are determined this time to maintain that winning form. We need to take that confidence and have the courage and concentration to keep getting good results.

 

“What I can say is that we need to do our best to win the game because it’s very important for our club, we need to make sure we are focussed and win on Wednesday.”

 

The 24-year-old, a regular in a star-studded Ghana starting XI, has played an integral part in Maritzburg having the best defence in the league. He has credited coach Fadlu Davids and the general environment at the Team of Choice for allowing him to settle in so quickly.

 

“I must give a big thanks to the coach and technical team because when we were playing and the goals were not coming, the way the coach stood up for us and helped us was great.

 

“It’s important because we have a very young team. The way he advises the players and encourages the guys, I love what he has done for us. As a young coach with not that much experience, it’s fantastic.

 

“I thank management and the players for the confidence they have shown in me. It’s not easy coming to a new country to play football but things are moving along very nicely for me here in Pietermaritzburg, I enjoy being part of this club, we’re like family, I love that about Maritzburg United. We are always do everything together, we are like brothers.”

 








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