Maritzburg United coach Gordon Igesund.

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Morale low at Maritzburg

Posted: 22 December 2008 Time: 07:36

Maritzburg United coach Gordon Igesund admits that the morale in the team is dropping following a string of poor results.

He was speaking to after his side slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Thanda Royal Zulu at Woodburn Stadium on Sunday.

The defeat was the sixth suffered by United and it sees them sit 14th on the log with 16 points from 14 games.

Before the Thanda game, United were beaten 3-0 by Mamelodi Sundowns in Tshwane.

“I am hugely disappointed because we dominated and had a few chances, but could not put them away. We seriously have to strengthen the team in central defence and middle of the park.

“I want us to be physically stronger. This thing of not winning has seen the morale in the team dropping,” Igesund added.

Thanda coach Roger Palmgren said he was happy that his team has found form. Sunday’s win was their second in a row after thumping of Moroka Swallows 4-2.

“Since changing tactics, our defence has become more stable than before. We are playing much better now. I am happy that our forwards, Nkosinathi Nhleko and Felix Obada, are in form,” said Palmgrem.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 01:50 pm
mr gordon...firstly.. you need to have your eyes checked...secondly...your brains examined...8 matches ago, a blind mice could see your problems..and stlii you persisted with the same team..
firstly..your goal keeper ..he def does not belong in this league...also...he never played top class footbal in on earth you singhed him.. god knows...your back line ,beside pieterson,,needs replacing...they are too old.. they lack pace.. once the ball is passed over them ,they cant turn quick enough...every goal conceded came via your usless defenders inability to turn quickly...
pule needs to play in mvela.. no striker for this level...he cant even do basics as a striker..always loosing the balls he is fed..
if he was half good of what you say he is..he would have been snapped up by the teams in the north...
wake up and smell the coffee mr gordon...

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