Cape Town - Maritzburg United captain Virgil Vries says they have taken extra time to study Mpumalanga Black Aces ahead of their Premiership game.
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The Team of Choice are looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to SuperSport United in their last league match, while Aces lost 2-0 to Sundowns.
Vries believes it is important to put in extra work after a loss to rectify errors and ensure the best possible chance of responding immediately.
"It was important to get some additional time to prepare after the loss to SuperSport," the Namibian international told the club's official website.
"We are well prepared for this game. We have seen Aces in action twice recently, against Mamelodi Sundowns in the league and cup, so we know well what we are up against.
"But we are also not looking to try and focus on Aces too much. We need to focus on what we can do, how we can play to our strengths, to go out there with belief and confidence.
"I try to lead the team by being as positive as I can. Not only in words, but also in my actions, and I think I'm headed in the right direction because the players have responded well to me so far.
"I'm happy to captain the team - it's an honour and a privilege to be the captain of a professional team."