Tinkler desperate for morale-boosting win


Maritzburg United coach Eric Tinkler is hoping for three points against struggling Black Leopards to ease pressure on his side after their slow start to the DStv Premiership season.

The Team of Choice have started the campaign with three successive defeats and will look to claim their first win against a Leopards outfit who have also lost their opening three matches.

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"We travel to Thoyahandou this weekend to face Black Leopards tough fixture, we looking to get back to our winning ways," Tinkler said.

"So we need to try go there and get positive results, I think getting positive results will obviously boost the moral and confidence of the team, we can then see ourselves turning the corner and getting more positive results."

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The KwaZulu-Natal side go into the encounter with a relatively full squad available for selection, with only the suspended Sbusiso Hlubi, Riyaaz Ismail and injured Mxolisi Kunene unavailable.

"Good thing, we have players available for us which makes team selection more harder and the same time gives us depth, we unfortunately still have some suspended due to red cards, we have only one injury and others are fully fit available and still have to wait for others returning from national teams."