United smart shoppers
UNBEATEN and third on the Absa Premiership log, Maritzburg United can point to their cunning buys in the off-season as the major contributor to their awesome start to the season.
The Team of Choice have won two and drawn three of their opening five games, a run that includes the prized scalp of Mamelodi Sundowns.
Experienced former Bafana marksman Delron Buckley has returned from Germany with a bang while midfielder Mthokozisi Yende, on loan from Kaizer Chiefs, seems reinvigorated.
Fullback Ruben Cloete, who scored in the 2-2 draw against Black Leopards in Polokwane on Tuesday night, has also found a home in Maritzburg after Pirates cast him aside.
By contrast, tonight's opponents Bidvest Wits have just one win this season despite a trolley full of signings such as striker Thembinkosi "Terror" Fanteni, midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha and former Bafana skipper Aaron Mokoena.
United will look to their Zimbabwean front man Cuthbert Malajila for his scoring touch while Wits will hope striker Calvin Kadi will add to the two goals he has scored so far this season. Kickoff is at 8pm.
Tomorrow, AmaZulu travel to Rustenburg for a meeting with Platinum Stars buoyed by their first win of the season - a surprise 2-1 victory over Moroka Swallows on Wednesday night.
Ajax Cape Town host Premier League rookies University of Pretoria, who have surprised many with their unbeaten start to life in the top flight.
Golden Arrows welcome Black Leopards to the King Zwelithini stadium.