United eager to upset Chiefs

2011-11-01 16:38

Port Elizabeth - The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium will be the backdrop as Maritzburg United square up to Kaizer Chiefs in the Absa Premiership on Tuesday night.

The Team of Choice are determined to end a two-game losing streak in the league and recapture the excellent form they showed earlier in the season.

They go into this mach having lost 2-1 to Santos in Cape Town, following a last minute own goal.

Maritzburg will have to find more impetus in attack after failing to pose much of a goal threat in their two recent outings in Cape Town, and during the defeat to SuperSport United prior to that.

Captain Shu-aib Walters is determined to lead his troops back up the table with victory over Chiefs.

“We showed at the start of the season and to ourselves that we have the ability and man-power to beat any team on the day,” said the United goalkeeper on the club's website.

“We have dropped down the table a bit after our good start to the season, but with a couple of results we will quickly move back up.

“We know against Chiefs it will be tough, but we will fight for a victory to end our two game losing run in the league.”

Meanwhile coach Ian Palmer told Soccer Laduma: “We have to be positive going into the Chiefs game, we have to give it our all. I think we’re feeling confident, we had two disappointing results against Santos but everyone is looking to the game and we want to get a positive result. As an underdog for you to come out with something and surprise people it is always a possibility.”

In the 10 matches played between the two clubs, Maritzburg have won three and Chiefs five.

The match kicks off at 19:00.