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Former SuperSport man says joining Maritzburg will bring best out of him

Daniels happy to be assured game time

Clayton Daniels
Clayton Daniels
Image: ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Veteran defender Clayton Daniels is relishing the prospect of helping Maritzburg United avoid relegation.

The 36-year-old former SuperSport United central defender joined the Team of Choice because coach Ernst Middendorp guaranteed him game time. He said he left SuperSport because that was something they could not guarantee.

“The coach [Middendorp] made it easy for me. I told him that I still want to play regular football and he assured me that I would play regularly in his team. I am here to help the team retain its status. It is a different mentality and we have a challenge on our hands,” Daniels said yesterday. 

The tough-as-teak former Bafana Bafana defender signed a one-year contract with an option to renew it at the end of the season. He joined a team fighting to save their league status, and said that he would give his all to help them remain in the top flight at the end of the season.

Daniels feels he can still play until the age of 40 and beyond.

“It is all about taking care of your body, sleeping and eating well. The game has changed a lot these days, and to last for a long period you must follow a strict programme.” ​

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