Absa Premiership

Barker looks to beef up Maritzburg

2015-10-07 11:12
Clive Barker (Supplied)

Cape Town - It has been a woeful start to the season for Maritzburg United. 

After having celebrated their best ever PSL finish in the 2014/15 season, the Team of Choice were dealt a massive blow with the news that coach Steve Komphela - the man who orchestrated that success - was off to Kaizer Chiefs. 

Things have not been the same since Komphela left. 

His assistant, Mandla Ncikazi, took over the reins but United slumped to the foot of the table with a draw and four losses before sacking their new coach. 

And now, Bafana Bafana's most celebrated coach has jumped on board to save the sinking ship. 

Clive Barker, 71, is in charge at Harry Gwala Stadium and says he will be active in the January transfer window in an attempt to get United moving up the table.

The 1996 AFCON-winning coach said that the current crop of players certainly had the ability, but that the squad did need to be be boosted by a couple of new faces.

"You’d highlight the goalkeepers because you’ve let a good goalkeeper go and not replaced him. So I would think that goalkeeper is first priority and then maybe a defender on the left or right side," Barker said, making reference to Shu-Aib Walters' move to Mpumalanga Black Aces.

"I would be quite happy with three players, I would think that would be sufficient.

"We don’t want to name them because the minute it’s known you are after a player his fee doubles."

Maritzburg are next in league action when they take on Chippa United at home on Wednesday, October 21.

Read more on:    maritzburg united  |  psl  |  clive barker  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Fixtures
Saturday, 03 August 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Wits, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 04 August 2019
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Wits v Baroka FC, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.