Absa Premiership

Davids delighted with his side after Chiefs draw

2018-08-18 09:53
Fadlu Davids (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids paid tribute to his players after they picked up their first point of the season in a 0-0 draw with Kaizer Chiefs at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday.

The Team of Choice was dealt a major blow when Siphesihle Ndlovu was sent off in the 16th minute. However, the 10-man outfit held on to deny Chiefs their first Premiership win under Giovanni Solinas.

"It was about the fight, you know, getting that first point on the board. I'm extremely proud of the players today," Davids told SuperSport after the game.

"You know, you can easily crumble against a quality side like Chiefs after going a man down so early in the game.

"But the way we started that game -- that first 15 minutes, really fantastic, really with the intensity that we want to play, so that was absolutely marvellous.

"Of course, the turning point -- the red card -- but then you've got to give the players credit really -- to give everything out there. They left everything out there to earn the first point of the season."


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