Kaizer Chiefs are coming into this game having won 9 successive matches on the log and collecting 19 points on the away matches. Amakhosi are currently occupying the first spot on the log with 39 points, so tonight they will be gunning for their 10th away win to cement their chances of defending their championship.
“Playing Maritzburg (United) is always difficult; it is coming in the middle of a heavy schedule for us. The challenge we have got at the moment is refreshing, recuperating and selecting the players that will go in the field and give a good account of us, that is probably our main option,” said Baxter.
Team of choice having gained confidence when they came back from behind and managing to score 3 goals within 5 minutes before stoppage time, that gave them a win against Amatuks. They will be hoping to continue with their outstanding performance to deny Amakhosi a win.
The new recruit, Kurt Lentjies was quoted on the team’s website ”Wherever Chiefs play it’s like home for them, and they are on a nine-match winning streak, so the pressure will be on us,” Lenties told United’s official website.
“But it’s also a perfect opportunity for us to show we are ready to turn the corner. We’ll work hard at training the next few days and make sure we give it our all on Tuesday. “I don’t doubt our coach will come up with the right game-plan to counter Chiefs, so we need to believe we can beat them.”
Both teams met 15 times, as Amakhosi won 6, Maritzburg won 4 and drew 5. A win for Maritzburg will at least give them move to 11th spot with 19 points after having played their 17th match tonight.
Kick off start at 19:30 at Harry Gwala Staduim.
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