Maritzburg United eyeing upset in over Pirates


Defender Clayton Daniels insists Maritzburg United will be aiming to secure maximum points against Orlando Pirates in a league encounter on Wednesday.

Both teams will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they clash at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.

Occupying 11th position in the standings, Maritzburg United have so far collected six points from six matches, while the Buccaneers are placed in 7th position with nine points after the same number of games played.

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"After the international break the guys had a lot of time to reflect on the previous two games, Daniels tells

"For us, we are going to try our best to get maximum points."

"When you lose players in the transfer market and bring in new players as replacements everything takes time.

"It's not an overnight thing the way you expect your team to perform at its best, but the players are starting to understand each other better, as you can see we are trying to dominate games.

"It's only that last 10% where we can give a little bit more to be successful.

"We have to be very competitive towards the game you know, Pirates are a very good team and they play with a lot of dynamism and speed.

"So it's going to be a fast game, we need to control the tempo of the game to remain competitive in the one against one duels so we can overturn possession and try to capitalise on that."