Maritzburg welcome Chiefs, look to extend unbeaten start

2017-09-20 12:44
Fadlu Davids (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the Absa Premiership season when they welcome Kaizer Chiefs to the Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday.

The Team of Choice have won two and drawn two of their four league matches this term, the latest being a goalless draw with Orlando Pirates last Friday.

Fadlu Davids' side have been one of the most impressive teams so far in the new campaign and are unsurprisingly joint-second in the table.

Chiefs, on the other hand, are slowly picking up after a sluggish start to proceedings, which has left them in eighth place.

But Davids has seen improvements from Steve Komphela's men in recent weeks, saying: "They are back, they're a fantastic side and are back to their best.

"They may have not got the results in their first three matches, but with the boost they got against Cape Town City, I think they'll be a different side with a lot of confidence coming into our game."

Siphesihle Ndlovu is suspended for Maritzburg, who must also do without injured trio of Brian Onyango, Mlondi Dlamini and Bongani Mpandle.

Chiefs have a longer casualty list to contend with as Sibusiso Khumalo, Tsepo Masilela, Teenage Radebe, Emmanuel Letlotlo and Ramahlwe Mphahlele are all out.

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