Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler
believes the club have to try and win the rest of their Absa Premiership
matches to avoid relegation.
Maritzburg gained a vital 2-1 victory last Friday against Bloemfontein Celtic at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.
They briefly moved one point behind both Chippa United and Baroka at the bottom of the table.
However, both sides both won over the weekend meaning the Team of
Choice remain four points behind the pair of clubs as well as Free State
As such, Tinkler takes the view that winning their final five matches
against Highlands Park, Orlando Pirates, Black Leopards, SuperSport
United and Baroka is imperative.
He told reporters: "We understand that the teams around us have
tougher games remaining on paper but honestly at this stage of the
season everyone is beatable, so we can't rely on other results, we will
have to try and get maximum points for us to survive and put pressure on
teams around us.
"It was a very crucial win but let's be honest, we didn't play very
well, it was not like a team that want to fight especially in the first
half. I wish we can have the same character we had against Polokwane
"We needed to be more aware especially playing against a Celtic side
that is motivated by their off-the-field issues, they will give their
all. I feel we didn't do well."
United are next in action in the league when they take on the Lions
of the North on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 15:00.