MARITZBURG UNITED COLTS WIN AWARDS
17 September 2015
SAFA uMgungundlovu Region had an awards evening at the Golden Horse Casino last Saturday the 12th of September 2015.
These were the SAB Regional League Awards in which the junior “Team of Choice” participates. The Colts, as they are popularly known, finished last season in third position which was a much better achievement by far compared to the Multichoice Diskie Challenge.
This was the first season for head Coach Siya Mdluli (pictured right) who said, “Firstly, I am grateful to Maritzburg United for giving me the opportunity to coach the Colts. They showed confidence in me. So it is my duty to deliver.”
The hard work put by the team on the field did not go unnoticed as they walked away with three awards on the night of the awards.
Mdluli received the Coach of the season award, whilst left back Tsepeletso Mtjotji received the most sought Player of the season award.
The Colts were also handed the Most disciplined team of the season award. “Credit must go to the boys for the hard work they put into training and during games, sometimes under very difficult conditions especially with the fields where we play some games,” said Mdluli.
He said he is not surprised that the boys received the most disciplined team award. “We don’t only teach them football, but discipline as well. I emphasise that all the time, to respect referees and fellow opponents,” remarked Mdluli.
On Tsepeletso, who was the Player of the Season, he said, “He is very humble and willing to learn. Like all the other boys, he works very hard."
Marketing and Communications Manager, Brian Zuma wrapped it up by saying “The Chairman is very happy with the work done by the coach and the boys. There is no doubt that sooner than later, we will see some of these boys in the Senior team. Congratulations and do not take the foot off the pedal."