Aruwah confident of future
Posted: 11 March 2009 Time: 1:45 pm
Maritzburg United skipper John Aruwah says the word play-offs or relegation does not exist in their dressing room vocabulary anymore as the PSL returnees continue with yet another familiar bottom half tussle in the bid to stay up.
The Ghana midfielder believes their destiny is in their own hands as they seek to squeeze out further points from Santos at the Woodburn Stadium on Saturday afternoon. “We want to stay up and I believe we will. When I say this I mean not even via the play-offs. Everything from now on depends on how much we want to stay up and I can tell you we all want to continue in this League. “The game against Bay was one that we had to win to shrug off the play-offs threat,” declares Aruwah who scored the winning goal in the 2-1 victory over Bay United last week. “Our biggest undoing was that we had many new players in the team at the beginning of the season and so it took us a while to blend. “Remember only eight players had remained from the squad that we had last season. But we have now dusted off those effects of the early season struggles and are now going forward. “The way we lose games now is different to the way we lost games in the first half of the season. If ever we lose a game now, you can see that we are playing good football and fighting with a bite. We are also trying to concede fewer goals,” he says. The influence of Aruwah in midfield last season was one of the major reasons why the Team of Choice won promotion back into the PSL.