South-Africa

Davids: Anything can happen in Nedbank Cup clash

2018-04-03 14:22
Fadlu Davids (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids has called on his charges to remain humble after reaching the semi-finals of the Nedbank Cup.

The Team of Choice have been the surprise packages of South African football in the 2017/18 season, having also moved to third position in the Premiership standings after a win over Polokwane City in their last fixture.

Maritzburg eliminated Bloemfontein Celtic on the weekend to secure a place in the semi-finals, where they have since been drawn against Mamelodi Sundowns.

While Davids understands the excitement within his camp, he feels it is important for his side to remain humble and continue grinding results to achieve even bigger things.

He told the club’s website: "As I told the players, we’ve been getting praise, but we have to set the next goal, go to the next step, not just be happy with where we are. But of course it’s great that we are in the hat for the semis, anything can happen in football.

"You will hear the players talking about their thinking, and how they have to control their thinking that is part of football; to not only train the technical and the tactical part, but the thinking of the player. The thinking a lot of the time determines the output, that’s a major factor we are working on with these young players."

Davids added that his side will now shift their focus to important league matches against Bidvest Wits and Cape Town City.

The team has also been boosted by the return from suspension of captain Bevan Fransman while Pogiso Sanoka is back from injury.

"Now we have to refocus on the league with important games against Wits on Tuesday, and then Cape Town City on Saturday.

"We must not forget we are facing the champions. They are still the champions; their form in the recent period has possibly been the best in the league. We’re facing them in league-winning form, so really, a tough game ahead."

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