Why we love playing on Friday nights – Tinkler

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It has now become a well-known fact that Maritzburg United boost one of the biggest crowds when they host their Friday nights league matches at Harry Gwala Stadium.

Of the 9 home League matches this season, Maritzburg have hosted 5 of those games on a Friday night, winning 3 and drawing 2.

United coach Eric Tinkler has explained why they look a different team on Friday nights.

“We have great support, great support and the players feel that and that’s one of the main reasons to be brutally honest you know,” said Tinkler.

“The game the other day at SuperSport, how many fans at Lucas Moripe Stadium? Maybe a 100? The fans is what motivate footballers when we feel stadiums the quality of football obviously has to improve,” he added.

The Team of Choice will welcome Cape Town City in the only Absa Premiership clash at Harry Gwala tonight starting at 20:00.

By Ofhani Munyai

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