Mabaso: I can grow at Maritzburg United
Posted: 8 September 2014 Time: 13:40
Abel Mabaso said his desire to grow as a footballer informed his decision to join Maritzburg United.
The 23-year-old is on loan at United from Mamelodi Sundowns, having been farmed out to Mpumalanga Black Aces last term.
"My move down to Maritzburg was purely about football growth," Mabaso told the Team of Choice's official website.
"I see myself as a young upcoming player who wants to learn and grow. I looked at the technical team, and I believed that Maritzburg was the right place for me to further my career and improve myself as a player. Moving back to KZN, where my family is, was purely a bonus for me."
Regarding his goals, he said: "My main aim is to help make the people of Pietermaritzburg and the surrounding areas proud of this team.
"There is a buzz around the club and the support we are getting has been fantastic. There has been a wonderful atmosphere at the Harry Gwala Stadium for our home games. It's inspiring for the players, and we want to do everything we can to play good football, to get positive results so that people keep coming down in their numbers."
He added of his team's prospects: "It's been a good start and if we make sure that the hunger remains, that we continue to have to the right attitude, then we can go on to have a good season.
"This team has the potential for silverware if we play together for one common goal. If we’re there for each other as teammates and respect and support each other, if we make the necessary sacrifices, we can definitely achieve things this season."
Steve Komphela's charges, who host Aces on Saturday, are sixth on the Absa Premiership table with eight points from five games - seven points behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs.