By Isaac Ndou
PETERMARITZBURG: Davids says that his team will have to minimise their number of errors if they want to get past Sundowns on Sunday and get to this season’s Nedbank Cup final.
The team of choice will welcome the Brazilians in their backyard in the competition’s semi-finals knowing that it will not be a walk in the park to get a favourable result. Fadlu Davids believes his team should avoid the same mistakes such as those they made in their 2-0 victory over Baroka on the weekend againstMamelodi Sundowns.
“I’m happy with the clean sheet against Baroka, though I really felt we could have scored five or six with the chances we created. We take the result and now concentrate on meeting Sundowns in the semi-final,” said Davids on the club’s website.
Maritzburg have had a stellar season so far and currently sit on 3rd position with 42 points and are in pole position to qualify for the Caf Confederations Cup. Although the coach is impressed with the season they’ve had, he insists it’s important to stay focused on the match against Downs and avoid getting carried away.
“It’s a fantastic achievement so far, 42 points, the best ever for the club and that is what we are celebrating now, that we’re in the top 8. You dream about silverware, for the players it’s something to push for. We’re in the top eight and can’t relax as there are still three matches left in the league and we want to maximum.”
“But our focus has to shift immediately to the cup. If we make mistakes like we did against Baroka, Sundowns will punish us. We’re playing the best team in the history of Sundowns, the best team in the history of South Africa. We need each and every player to be at their best, 100 percent,” Davids concluded.
The Nedbank Cup semi-final between the two will take place at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday afternoon, kick off at 15h00.