11 November 2008
Igesund: we have worked hard offensively
Maritzburg United coach Gordon Igesund is very much aware of Bidvest Wits' excellent defensive record.
The Clever Boys, under former goal keeper Roger Da Sa, have lost a solitary league game and have conceded only two goals in six PSL outings. They are currently lying in second position on the PSL table.
In their last PSL performance against Thanda Royal Zulu, Da Sa's men showed how they were able to absorb the pressure thrown at them by keeping things tight at the back and then find a killer blow when necessary.
Up front they have the physical presence of Dale Studinski, always a handful for defenders, who is accompanied by the pace of the hard-running Sifiso Myeni.
Their real weapon however lies in the young Zambian winger Clifford Mulenga, whose runs down the left flank must be carefully monitored.
But the Team of Choice will be looking to blemish Wits' impressive record when they face they clash with them in Johannesburg at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday night.
Igesund knows that his charges must be at their best, especially up front, if they are to consider taking all three points.
"We have worked hard on offensive play this week so that we can try and break them down," he told the official Maritzburg website.
The four-time PSL title-winning coach believes there are a positives a-plenty to be taken out of last weeks 1-0 loss to Golden Arrows.
"We are very pleased with the Golden Arrows performance - after that game we were told by our supporters what wonderful and exciting football we played and the players know that we should have gotten more out of the game – we had a goal disallowed which replays show was an incorrect decision and we dominated possession for long periods during that match.
"I am very happy with the team I have here, I feel we will win more game than we will lose," added Igesund.