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Published: 11 September, 2018

ALLIE RETURN SET TO BOLSTER FIRST TEAM
 
 
 


A month since Maritzburg United's last bit of competitive action the Team of Choice are set to host Bidvest Wits in an Absa Premiership clash this Saturday.

   
 

United are still without a victory this season but claimed a valuable point against Kaizer Chiefs in their last outing.

 

Experienced defender, Nazeer Allie, who joined the club in July believes United will emerge as a better side from the mini break.

 

“In football sometimes its difficult, you just need that first victory to get confidence. Hopefully this Saturday we can get that and kick-start our season,” he said.

 

Allie was not fully fit when he joined the team but says the last few weeks have allowed to get himself up to speed.

 

“Obviously I joined a little late, when pre-season was on already. Coach said to me that he had a program for me to get to full fitness. I have played a few friendly matches now so hopefully I am fully fit. Obviously you will only see when you play a competitive match,” he explained.

 

The 32-year-old is a seasoned defender and will no doubt contribute to the team on and off the field.

 

“I have played at different clubs, different positions and I can add to the squad, try and bring that winning mentality into the squad. For me I just have to focus on getting into the team, work as hard as possible and hope the coach selects me,” he says.

 

Allie may make his Maritzburg United debut against his former side this weekend. He was an integral part of the Wits team that won the league two years ago.

 

He say he is ‘used to playing against former teams’, adding that there will not be any sentiment should be selected to play.

 

“For me, I’m used too it. I moved from Ajax to Wits so it doesn’t matter for me,” he concluded. "It will be a tough game against the log leaders so we will have to be at our best to get the victory at our home stadium."

 


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