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Farouk Kadodia, Maritzburg United's chairman, whose side have parted company with free kick specialist Steve Lekoelea, has laughed off suggestions that his team will be relegated at the end of the season.
"People are entitled to their opinions, but what I can assure our supporters is that we will still be in the Castle Premiership next season," said Kadodia yesterday.
He was speaking ahead of their clash against former pacesetters Silver Stars at Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg tomorrow at 8pm.
"Stars are a good team but we are not going to treat them special. We are still in the relegation zone and will need to win this match. Life should continue without Steve at Maritzburg United. He is such a great player but I don't think he was giving his best."
Stars are still smarting from a 3-0 drubbing by SuperSport United.
"We are aware they are spirited after beating AmaZulu [2-0], but we are prepared to fight them in their own territory," Thamaga "Uncle Ti" Mokgophi, Stars' manager, said yesterday.
AmaZulu will be hoping to save face at Bidvest Wits' expense when they meet in Milpark also tomorrow at 8pm.
Wits who made an excellent start to their campaign this season have not been doing well later, but nevertheless they look set to beat AmaZulu.