Madibaz ready for Ikeys

Devon Lailvaux (FNB NMMU) on attack against (FNB CUT)  at the Madibaz Stadium at NMMU. Picture: Brian Witbooi, 16 February 2015, The Herald
Devon Lailvaux (FNB NMMU) on attack against (FNB CUT) at the Madibaz Stadium at NMMU.
Picture: Brian Witbooi, 16 February 2015, The Herald

Coach Maidza wants more from team

AFTER two matches, demanding Madibaz coach David Maidza says his team’s performances are still not up to scratch as they bid to make the Varsity Cup semifinals for a third consecutive season defeat against Pukke on the opening day of the season, followed by a hard-fought win over the Central University of Technology (CUT), has the Madibaz set for a charge at the semifinals.

Maidza knows a win over defending champions Ikeys in Cape Town on Monday would be a massive boost for the Madibaz as they bid to reach the playoffs.

“We will take what we got against CUT,” Maidza said after the win, in which his team received five yellow cards.

“It is the five points we were looking for, but at the same time our performance is still not up to scratch. That is something we need to start honing in on, as we are a young group.

“There is a lot of character in the side and it will take two of three more games to get that character showing in the side.

Maidza said he was proud of what the students had done for MMMU.

“Against CUT, our attack and shape was much better than last week. Our defensive one-onone tackling, a bad area last week, was also much better,” he said.

-George Byron 

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