Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
24 Feb 2016
12:19 pm

Maritzburg starting to believe – Mogapi

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Maritzburg United’s new signing Tumelo Mogapi says everyone in the team are starting to believe they can grind out the results which will see them avoid relegation at the end of the season after picking up their first win of the year this past weekend.

Tumelo Mogapi of Maritzburg United (Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix)

Mogapi helped United beat his former side Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 at the Free State Stadium last Sunday, a result which he thinks can turn things around for them in their relegation battle.

“It was a very important win for us, looking at our current situation. And it helped a lot because everyone is confident now that we can certainly push ourselves up from the position we are currently in,” said Mogapi.

“There are still a lot of games to be played. We believe that we can do it and we have the support from our coach and the management in the team. We just have to take it one game at a time. And getting positive results, that is the only way to survive being relegated.”

The Team of Choice are currently at the bottom of the Absa Premiership league table, having played 19 games, while registering 12 points.

The left-back says he is hoping his team continues with their performance in the Celtic match when they host second-placed Bidvest Wits at the Harry Gwala Stadium tonight.

“We have to give it our best performance and make sure we get maximum points. Wits are very good and it has shown throughout the season that they are one of the teams who have a good players. But again, if you look at our team, you will notice that there are a lot of quality players as here well,” he added.

“It is a pity that we have been unlucky in most of our matches. There have been games where we could have won, but luck was not on our side. We play good football and it is a matter of getting the ball in the net that we need to work on a lot.”