Davids: The whole country will be watching

Maritzburg United coach, Fadlu Davids, says the whole the country will be watching the relegation battle on the last day of the season.

Maritzburg United drew 1-1 with Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld to move out of the drop zone by one point.

Marumo Gallants and Chippa United are on 29 points and will take on Swallows and Golden Arrows respectively.

“Golden Arrows players are under scrutiny and of course Marumo Gallants is playing Swallows – their players have to play on their toes, they really have to be professional because the whole world is going to watch,” Davids told Supersport TV after the match.

“Are they going to give them the game? You don’t want to say that – but what coach Kwane Kopo was insinuating is that they entire country are going to be watching with hawk eyes.

“Can they win the game in a proper way? Is Swallows going to push for the top eight or is someone going to slip on the edge of the box and they score? The entire country will be watching these games. I hope it’s a live stream on both games.”

Maritzburg United conceded an early goal against Mamelodi Sundowns before Jose Ali Meza made it 1-1 with less than 20 minutes remaining. If Marumo Gallants and Chippa United win on the last day of the season – Maritzburg United will get relegated to the Motsepe Foundation Championship.

“Although it’s a one-point, I commend the players because we reached our 30-point mark – maybe it’s not enough – maybe we will still get relegated,” Davids adds.

“The players have a growth mindset. Step-by-step we are coaching them – we are trying to turn them into men, not only good football players. We are trying to turn them into men so that they can be able to handle the emotional season that they had.

“And if we have to go to the PlayOffs, we will put our chest out and attack with full force. But I’m really proud of the players, proud of the club supporters who came out to see us [against Mamelodi Sundowns].”
By Zola Doda

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