Improving Maritzburg have long way to go, says Engelhardt


Maritzburg United are not resting on the laurels of a couple of positive results as they are set to host struggling Kaizer Chiefs in a DStv Premiership showdown on Wednesday evening (18:00) at the Harry Gwala Stadium

‘The Team of Choice’ looking to build on the momentum of last week’s four points earned in the league.

“We are happy to achieve the win against Black Leopards and the draw against Bloemfontein Celtic was deserved, but I think we could have got a win,” said Maritzburg goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt.

“We are still focussed and want to achieve more – we are still in a relegation place and want to improve our form.

“It’s crucial to continue picking up points, we need to get close to the other teams and also build our confidence if we keep on picking up points and I hope we can continue to on Wednesday,” he added.

By Chiefs’ high standards they have not had a great season, but they do come into the game on the back of a 2-0 win over Petro de Luanda in the Caf Champions League.

“They are a big team here with a lot of good players. But we as a team can make a good performance and I hope we can achieve something and keep on picking up points. Home games are the best way to collect points,” pointed out Engelhardt.

While the KwaZulu Natal side can take a measure of confidence from their 2-0 win over Chiefs in the opening round of DStv fixtures, we’ll also be wary of a possible backlash from the ‘Glamour Boys’.

However, Maritzburg enjoy a good record against Chiefs of late – in the last five encounters, they have won three, drawn one, and lost one.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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