Absa Premiership

Zuma: It has been positive

2014-10-08 13:56
Brian Zuma (Supplied)
Brian Zuma (Supplied)
Cape Town - Maritzburg United communications manager Brian Zuma said the club had enjoyed a highly successful start to their season, adding that there was a considerable amount of positives to be drawn from it, both on and off the field.

The Team of Choice head into this international break having consolidated their position in the top eight of the league standings. However, the more critical factor for Zuma has been the fact that the club has finally won over the favour of the fans once again.

"The 2014/2015 Premier Soccer League season is gaining a lot of momentum. With seven league games, one knock-out tournament having been played and won, and one currently underway, this football season is really getting hot," Zuma told the club’s website this week.

"Maritzburg United started the season reasonably well with two wins, three draws and two losses gaining nine points in the process. Three of those games were played at Harry Gwala Stadium, and we won two and drew one, which so far is a very good home record.

"The coach and the boys can take a lot of positives from both games as we will be hosting Platinum Stars in our next league encounter," added a wholly satisfied Zuma.

"We have observed with admiration the increase in the number of spectators coming to our home games. This can be attributed, firstly to the good start that our team has had in the league, coupled with beautiful display of football, but also the amount of work that goes into marketing and promoting the club, is paying dividends."

The club claims that 3500 season tickets have been sold this season and while it is not an overwhelming figure, it is a marked improvement in previous seasons. Zuma said that the proliferation of club branches in the province had contributed to this and he remained confident that the trend would continue as the season progressed.

Another significant factor has been the improved spectator experience at the Harry Gwala Stadium and Zuma said that a concerted effort had been made to enhance it even more this term.

He added: "The brass band provides sing along entertainment during matches and we will continue taking the team to the people as we visited the Greater Edendale Mall recently."

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