14 October 2008 


The academy team are on a winning streak notching up 14 goals from three outings and only conceding three.

Plying their trade in the SAB League for the first time, after a somewhat nervous start they have settled into a unit and are looking like title contenders.

Coach Katz Naidoo who is also responsible for the Development Programme believes the team has a long way to go, but is pleased with the recent performances. The lads have the potential but with the physical nature of the League it seems a daunting task. They now seem to have adapted and played the last three games away from home picking up maximum points.

On the 5 October they beat National Power F.C. 4-1 with all the goals coming in the second half. The game was played at the Camperdown Sports Club in heavy rain. Lucky Nene got a brace with Sabelo Phakathi and Nkulekani Khomo adding a goal each. According to Katz the architect of this victory must to go our left sided wizard “JB” Ncobeni who really gave the National Power back four a torrid time and created all the goals.

Then on Wednesday night with the venue changed at the last minute from FNB Wadley Stadium to Qokololo Stadium, the United soundly thrashed Kings United F.C. 7-1 after leading 2 nil at the break. Sakhile Moloi got his first hat trick for the side who was lethal on the night. Nene his second brace, Phakathi and “JB” adding a goal each. It was a great team performance.

Conquerors of Leicester City, Impala F.C. were totally outplayed by the on form United outfit 3-1. The score was not a true reflection of United’s performance, the goal tally could have reached double figures had it not been for poor finishing by the United strike force. Nene got his third brace in many games with Phakathi adding the other. United led 1-0 at the break.

The lads now have serious belief that we can make the play off, but I have warned them that it is a “long and winding road”. But if we stay focused and continue to maintain our work ethic and discipline any thing is possible. Katz always maintains that the ball is round.