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In-Form Evans Credits Komphela

Maritzburg United right-back, Rheece Evans, believes coach Steve Komphela deserves much of the credit for his and the team's recent good form.

The Team of Choice have recorded three wins in their last five matches played, and last Saturday (March 22) beat cup kings, Platinum Stars, in the Nedbank Cup.

The 23-year-old has really stood out during the club's good run, and even bagged himself an impressive brace in the recent 3-2 league victory over Free State Stars. The Durban-born player took his brace with a great deal of composure, and for a defender he seemed very comfortable in converting both chances.

The Siya crew put in a call to the up-and-coming young star who revealed why Komphela was key to his good form. He also touched on why he had the ability to score goals in his locker.

He said, "Ja, the coach is allowing me to get forward and that's the sort of game I like. He hasn't been specific about whether I should attack or defend more. He trusts my decision-making. As a defender you defend first and then take it from there. Look, with regard my two goals - I've always been a striker or a winger growing up. It was when I came to Maritzburg that they moved me to defence. I've only been playing right-back for three seasons now. I actually scored quite a few goals growing up, you know. I've always liked to attack but at the moment I'm happy where I am."

Maritzburg will face Dinaledi again on Saturday (March 29) in the PSL, and the talented youngster will no doubt play a role in that clash.

The action gets underway from 15h30 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.       

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