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Makaringe Credits Team Performance For Downs Win

Makaringe Credits Team Performance For Downs Win

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 22, 2018 05:36 PM

Maritzburg United’s Fortune Makaringe says his side were under no illusion that they were up against a world class team in Mamelodi Sundowns, but a great team performance saw them triumph.

Read: Maritzburg Send Ten-Man Downs Packing To Reach Nedbank Cup Final

Despite conceding a goal after only 70 seconds, the Team of Choice fought back to secure a 3-1 win over the Brazilians in a Nedbank Cup semi-final match on Sunday.

Makaringe, in particular, was superb in the middle of the park for Maritzburg where he caused constant problems for the Sundowns defence and even scored his side’s third goal.

He was handed the ‘man of the match’ award for his efforts, but re-emphasized the importance of working as a team to achieve success.

“All credit to the team,” said Makaringe.

“We were playing against a world class team. Without any doubt Mamelodi Sundowns is a world class team.

“We had to come out here and do it for everyone who has been behind us all the way.

“We were very determined to win this game.

“We knew the purpose of being in a team was greater than the individual. Everyone had to come out and do it for the team.

“Our coach (Fadlu Davids) always encourages us to believe. We need to believe in our abilities. I think it paid off at the end of the day.”


Match Centre

Maritzburg United
Full Time
22 Apr 2018 15:00 Harry Gwala Stadium Nedbank Cup
Mamelodi Sundowns
View Match

43’ Lebohang Maboe

85’ Mxolisi Kunene

91’ Fortune Makaringe

2’ Gaston Sirino

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Mavee52 Joined: 26 Oct 2016
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Mavee52 Apr 23, 2018 06:58 AM
Makaringe n Siphesihle N. wht are talent .hope Khoza is keeping his eyes on you guys.all the best
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Apr 22, 2018 08:25 PM
Well do #Makaringe11 our Matic
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Munangwangwa Apr 22, 2018 05:51 PM
I've said it before and I will say it again.. fadlu davids is slowly and silently building maritzburg into a force to be reckoned with .. he never shouts.. always cool and calm.. give him bells

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