Cape Town - The
Maritzburg United squad was in unanimous agreement that teamwork was the
crucial aspect of their performance in Sunday's 1-0 win over Bloemfontein
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The Team of Choice were on the back foot for much of the
encounter but were able to hang on to their early lead.
Kurt Lentjies scored the decisive goal in the ninth minute
of the game and on-loan defender Kwanda Mngonyama put in a man-of-the-match
performance to help protect the lead.
However, both players stressed it was a solid team effort
that saw them through in the end.
"I think this Man of the Match is a team effort. I was
not alone, we fought together for the three points and managed to get it,"
"I think it was a team performance. We played well as a
unit. The coach drilled us in the week to play without the ball and we did just
that," added Lentjies.
"He encouraged us to work on set-pieces and it worked
Goalkeeper, and captain for the day in place of the injured
Ashley Hartog, Virgil Vries shared the sentiment of his teammates.
"You know, it was a very hard-fought victory we got
here," he said.
"We played as a team. We only had one mission and that
was to get the three points.
"So when we got the goal we had to make sure we closed
all the doors."