Absa Premiership

Maritzburg skipper confident of survival

2016-03-24 08:08
Kurt Lentjies (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Kurt Lentjies believes Maritzburg United can still avoid the drop despite languishing in the Premiership relegation zone all season.

The Team of Choice have struggled for form since the beginning of the campaign and only recently picked up their first home victory when they beat Golden Arrows 2-0, but Lentjies feels they have a chance to stay in the top flight if they focus on their fixtures one match at a time.

"The focus is on each of the next seven games, not the game in hand. So we are taking it one game at a time," the 31-year-old midfielder told the club's official website.

Ernst Middendorp's men will face relegation rivals University of Pretoria when the domestic season resumes in two weeks' time and their captain feels they will have some momentum going into the six-pointer with the motivation of the home support.

"This is really a big one for us. It comes after our first league victory at home against Arrows. Winning it will take us off the bottom of the log for the first time, it's a big one," he added.

"Wow. Our supporters are number one in the country. The numbers at home keep increasing with each game even with the condition we find ourselves in.

"I can only promise them 100% commitment to win the game on the ninth for them. They are amazing and we want to thank them by winning our remaining games."

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