Mourning Maritzburg Describe ‘Devastated’ Players
Maritzburg United's Players Are Devastated By Luyanda Ntshangase's Passing
Fadlu Davids says that Maritzburg United’s players are devastated at the loss of youngster, Luyanda Ntshangase, and wants the club’s supporters to help them through a difficult time.
The 21-year-old tragically lost his battle to survive last week after he was struck by lightning earlier this year, and was laid to rest on Thursday morning at a funeral at Maritzburg College.
Davids’ side faces Golden Arrows in their final game of the season today, and still stand a chance of securing a spot in the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in their history. He’s pleaded with the Team of Choice’s fans to get behind the side one last time.
Speaking to the club’s official website, he explained, "Of course the players are devastated being the second player we've lost in the season, but we want the fans to come out and help us get through in this time of need.
“What we have achieved, fourth position minimum is thanks to them, and we need them for the final push. We want to make them proud again and we want them to help us to achieve the third position, and then help us to win the Nedbank Cup final when we travel to Cape Town.”
On the topic of this weekend’s KZN clash with Arrows, Davids said, “It's a derby that nobody wants to lose, Arrows are fighting to keep their seventh position, we are fighting to try jump into (the) third position. Both sides are fighting for the pride of KZN.”
The two teams lock horns at 15h00 on Saturday, with Abafana Bes’thende looking to try and secure a place in the top eight.