Cape Town - On the back of saying farewell to Mlondi Dlamini at the weekend, Maritzburg United now have to pick up the pieces and prepare for their next clash in the league.
The Team of Choice travel to Port Elizabeth on Wednesday to face Chippa United just days after attending the funeral of Dlamini, who was killed in a car accident in KwaZulu-Natal over a week ago.
Coach Fadlu Davids acknowledged that his players were still affected by the death of the promising young midfielder.
"Of course the players are still in shock. We all still can't believe it," the coach was quoted by his club's website.
"We managed to have some training sessions in between the memorial and the funeral. But, it's been quite a hectic emotional roller-coaster, up and down.
"We also failed to get a posteponement from the PSL. But now it's up to the players to try and focus on the game on Wednesday. Not good, not bad in terms of preparation, the players have been quite focused on training," he added.
"When you have a moment to spare you’re sad, emotional, but once on the field, it’s a bit easier to focus on the game, your mind is busy.
"That is where the players love being - on the pitch, and that is what we are trying to use now to get be focused for the next game."