Farook Kadodia backs under-fire Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids
Posted: 7 November 2017 Time: 08:40
Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia says he has no concerns that coach Fadlu Davids may have lost the dressing room.
Davids impressed by steering Maritzburg to a top-eight finish last term after taking over the reins from first Ernst Middendorp and then Roger de Sa.
United started this season promisingly, notably beating Mamelodi Sundowns en-route to reaching the MTN8 semi-finals for the first time where they lost to eventual champions SuperSport United.
However, the Team of Choice are now riding a nine-match winless run in all competitions and have failed to score in their last six outings.
“There are challenges [that] come with the type of exciting football the club wants to play,” Kadodia told his club's website.
“I think teams watched us in the MTN8, they did their video analysis, and worked out how to stop Maritzburg. Teams have been parking the bus against us and adopting a defensive approach.
“We don’t need to panic. We understand Fadlu is a new coach. He did very well last season, and at the start of this season. I firmly believe he is on the right track.
“Sometimes you have the situation of a coach losing the dressing room but I am confident Fadlu continues to have the respect of the players and this is very important.
“The technical team is working to try and get plan B and C in place. I’m know the coach and technical team will have a strategy to come back strongly after the break when we play Bidvest Wits and Polokwane City in one week. I’m very confident things will turn around. We have quality players, Fadlu will look at plan B and plan C.”