'We did all we could for Fadlu'

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Maritzburg are propping up the Absa Premiership table with 11 points from 14 games, having only scored five times.

The club’s management consequently fired coach Fadlu Davids and replaced him with Muhsin Ertugral last month, while they also signed midfielder Mpho Matsi on loan from Cape Town City for the rest of the season.

"We are already in communication with the coach. As a club we've noted the team needs to improve in the attack, we need more upfront. In defence I think we are sorted, especially with Mpho Matsi coming in," Kadodia said.

He added: "We are positive about the new coach. We are not in the position where we want to be as a club. We can plan for two years after surviving."

Kadodia insists Davids, who guided United to a top-four finish in 2017/18 and the Nedbank Cup final, was given their full support before being axed.

"The last six months has not been good for us. We had plans to build on what a great season we had. I can tell you we did everything we can for our former coach."

Kadodia believes their new assistant coach Mabhuti Khenyeza, who replaced Fadlu’s younger brother Maahier, will prove his worth in time in KwaZulu-Natal.

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"Coming from this part of the province, he will grow in this club. He's respected in the community and even professional players respect Mabhuti."

The Team of Choice will resume their bid for survival againat KZN rivals Golden Arrows at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium on Sunday (15h30).

 By Nkululeko Dladla