Another tough mandate for Fadlu

The Team of Choice ended the campaign in fourth position on the Absa Premiership standings, their highest ever finish in the PSL. 

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They reached the Nedbank Cup final, but could not get their hands on their first major trophy as Free State Stars came out winners in the match played at Cape Town Stadium last month.

When the new season starts, they’ll have another opportunity to get to a final, and go one step further, in the MTN8.

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“The same mandate of a top-five position. Obviously we can finish higher [than the past season] I don’t mind,” Kadodia said.

“Obviously we need to set goals and aspirations must be there. Players must have aspirations, coaches must have aspirations and as a chairman I want to see the players progressing and elevating their careers.

“I want to see the coach doing well and overall the brand doing well. We owe it to the province of KwaZulu-Natal, we owe it to the City of Maritzburg. For long silverware has not come, so we are hungry to get silverware.”

Maritzburg are making sure that they are keeping the core of their team, having given the likes of Siphesihle Ndlovu, Mohau Mokate, Andrea Fileccia and Lebogang Maboe contract extensions.