19 November 2008

Arwuah believes United are back on track

Club captain John Arwuah believes that Marizburg must build on the performance against Platinum Stars when they face Santos on Friday.

The Team of Choice twice came back from a goal down to earn a point from the game and showed great strength of character in doing so.

Arwuah, who will miss the game in Cape Town through suspension, believes United were on the right track against Stars, with the exception of a couple of errors.

”In our last match we showed a good improvement on our previous games and we must take that forward going into the Santos game.

”Silly mistakes have been our downfall and we must get rid of these errors. We have however been working hard this week on things like dealing with crosses in the box,” Arwuah told this website.

The Ghana-born midfield anchor man has been an influential part of the team this season and reveals that he is enjoying life in the top flight after his transfer from Durban Stars.

”The Mvela league was very tight – there was no space on the ball. I am enjoying my game in the PSL – it’s more about tactical discipline and I believe that I am adapting well.”

United will be without the services of both Arwuah, and the suspended Brice Aka, who scored both goals against Stars.

Sylla Mbemba is however back from suspension, while fellow centre back Simphiwe Mkhonsa is hopeful of recovering from injury.

Up front, Fadlu Davids could make a welcome return, but it will depend on whether or not he is able to obtain a suitable face mask to protect his nose, which he broke against Free State Stars towards the end of last month.

” I have been training since last Thursday. I had a protective mask made for me, but it did not fit properly. I’m now busy having another one constructed and hopefully it will fit correctly so that I can play against Santos if selected,” he told KickOff.

It is the second time in a year that Davids has had his nose broken, but he maintains that he will not change his committed style of play.

“I can’t change the way I play – if I need to put my head in where it hurts then so be it. I won’t allow playing with a mask to hold me back, if there are any 50-50 challenges then I won’t be pulling out,” he said