Kadodia: God loves us all


Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has praised his team for fighting to keep their Absa Premiership status through the play-offs.

The Team of Choice beat Royal Eagles 2-0 at Chatsworth Stadium to remain in the top-flight for another season, and Kadioda was a relieved man. By the time they played their final play-offs match against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday, which they won 2-1, Maritzburg had already confirmed their place in the top flight for next season.

"I think first of all, I'm a believer the God almighty has been with us," he said. "We always believed we can survive, whatever the challenge we had. The team had the courage and effort to fight back. 

"I must thank everyone for their sacrifice. At a later stage I will tell you everything, there's so much to say about our challenges."

The chairman said Eric Tinkler deserves to stay at the club for getting the best out of his players during a difficult time, and said only successful coaches can do that. 

"Tinkler has done well for this club, getting out the best of these players, changing the mindset of these guys and only successful coaches can achieve that," he added. 

Kadodia was asked if there are any regrets he has as chairman in terms of the decision they have made, including changing coaches and how they let their top players go. 

"I have regrets on certain things that happened in KwaZulu-Natal off the field," he admitted. "We will talk properly talk about it in the coming weeks, there's a lot to talk about."