Absa Premiership

Maritzburg plotting for Usuthu

2014-12-09 14:13
Maritzburg United (Gallo)
Cape Town - Maritzburg United, who have lost some momentum during the past month, hope to reignite their Premiership campaign when they play against AmaZulu at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night.

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The KwaZulu-Natal derby is always a highlight on the football calendar, as it pits the best teams from the province’s two major cities against each. However, this year’s match will bring with it added significance, as there is actually a considerable amount at stake for both clubs.

The Team of Choice wants to enhance its prospects of qualifying for CAF competition at the end of the season, while Amazulu are still trying desperately to crawl out of the dreaded relegation zone. Both teams need three points and Maritzburg have embraced the challenge.

"We are going to give them the respect they deserve, and to think we are going into this game as favourites is far from the truth," said club spokesman Brian Zuma.

"They beat us last season at home, and will be desperate for points on Friday, but we are prepared for a tough encounter and look forward to hosting an entertaining Derby," he added.

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