Local News 29.7.2016 01:35 pm

Tshabalala settling well at Maritzburg

Ernst Middendorp, head coach of Maritzburg United. Photo: Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Ernst Middendorp, head coach of Maritzburg United. Photo: Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Former Free State Stars defender Themba Tshabalala is finding life very pleasant at his new club, Maritzburg United.

Tshabala joined the Ernst Middendorp-led side earlier this month, however he is currently carrying a minor injury but says he is working on his fitness and can’t wait to fully recover.

“The guys made me feel at home and I’m settling well. I also came here with my family, so I’m okay,” Tshabalala was quoted on the club’s website.

“So far so good, I had a minor injury, but now I feel a big difference. I’m not yet involved in contact sessions, but I’m working on my fitness and I’m doing very well. Soon I’ll be involved in everything the guys are doing.”

The central defender has made a plea to the Team of Choice fans to carry on supporting the club.

“I could see on TV or when we came to play at Harry Gwala, the stadium was full. I ask them to continue with the support, we will make them happy this season,” he said. “We are not here to add numbers, but to add value and bring happiness to them,” he concluded.

Tshabalala and company will have to fight with everything they have in order to regain the faith shown to them by the club’s supporters following a horrible season which saw them save their Absa Premier League status on the last day of the league fixtures.

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results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Maritzburg Utd vs P City
Highlands P vs CT City
Chiefs vs FS Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1