11 February 2009

Chairman calls for support

Maritzburg chairman Farouk Kadodia has called on the team’s fans to rally behind the side at this vital stage of the season.

The Team of Choice’s supporters have played a big part already this season, continuing to give the side their full backing, despite results not always going their way.

Coach Gordon Igesund has on countless occasions mentioned how important this undying support to his team is – it has enabled his team to maintain a high morale when times have been tough on the field.

Now Chairman Farouk Kadodia is emphasising just how important a role United’s supporters play in the club by calling on them to rally behind the team for the last nine games of the PSL season.

“We want to appeal to our fans to emulate the last matches of the First Division promotion campaign last season, and the NFD final, and come in numbers to support us in those games,” Kadodia told the Witness.

More good news for Maritzburg is that management are hoping to have their midweek home matches against Moroka Swallows (February 28) and Wits (May 2) changed to evening games, now that lights have been installed at Woodburn.

The outstanding match against Orlando Pirates, scheduled for Chatsworth, could also now be taking place in Pietermaritzburg.

“SuperSport had the rights to the (first round) game and we said we did not mind having it postponed, but it meant we would play Pirates away on January 14 (United lost 2-1). Then the return match would be at Woodburn,” said Kadodia.

This will be the first time United will play Soweto giants Pirates in Pietermaritzburg in a Premier Soccer League game at Woodburn Stadium. (Wednesday, April 8.)

* Article courtesy of the Witness, edited by the MUFC website