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Igesund's lofty ambitions

By unknown | Mar 24, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Mcelwa Nchabeleng

Winning four matches on the trot has sent confidence soaring in the Maritzburg United's camp and their coach Gordon Igesund now fantasises about a top-eight finish.

To achieve this, Igesund wants to win as many points as possible from their remaining six matches, starting with their rescheduled Absa Premiership match against Bidvest Wits at Woodburn Stadium at 3.30pm today.

What makes Igesund positive about attaining this goal is the fact that they play five of their six remaining matches at home.

Their fairy-tale ride in the Nedbank Cup, where they've reached the quarterfinals, has built their morale for their league campaign.

"Obviously, doing well in this cup has inspired the players and the spirit in the camp has never been so high," said Igesund.

"As I have said before, we are still going to be in this elite league next season. We are going to treat all our remaining matches like cup games. Pressure is on teams below us on the log to regroup in their remaining matches. There is a realistic chance of us finishing within the top eight bracket."

Igesund welcomes Brice Aka, Tony Tsabedze and Bageta Dikulu back after they did not play in their side's 2-1 penalty win over Santos in Ke Yona last Friday.

The Students have been hit by injuries to key players such as Marawaan Bantam, Sibusiso Mahlangu and Sandile Sibande, but admin manager George Mogotsi said this won't stop them from competing against United.


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