MARITZBURG United could be forgiven for thinking that their win against Kaizer Chiefs cast a bad spell on them, because ever since that historic victory at Orlando the People's Team have not won a single league match.
Next up for them are Jomo Cosmos at Woodburn tomorrow night and they acknowledge that they are desperately trying to get out of the relegation zone.
Under Gordon Igesund's tutelage United were expected to be one of the outside contenders for the championship, considering that Igesund has won the league with less fancied sides like Manning Rangers and Santos.
But they have struggled so far, suffering their latest defeat at the hands of Moroka Swallows at Dobsonville on Sunday.
United right-back Peter Peterson says mistakes have cost them dearly but they are working hard to rectify them.
"Regarding our upcoming match against Cosmos, it is not going to be easy because they are desperate for a win," he said.
Cosmos might not have beaten AmaZulu on Saturday, but they can take comfort in the fact they collected a point. Assistant coach Gerald Mtshali stressed the importance of winning their home games. He also said their strikers would soon find their scoring boots.