PSL log leaders, the Free State Stars, will aim to maintain their unbeaten streak in their last six clashes against Maritzburg United when the teams clash tonight (Sept 14 20h00) at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Picture: Free State Stars
Both sides are currently unbeaten after their opening three league matches, with each winning two and drawing one to sit in a three-way tie at the summit, with Kaizer Chiefs completing the trio.
Victory for either team this weekend, though, would take them clear at the top, with Amakhosi only set to contest their encounter against Black Leopards 24 hours later.
Ea lla Koto does not rely on other teams to do the job in favour or luck. We will be looking to get a complete 3 points from Maritzburg as that will only make us happy and push us ever closer to yet another impressive season. Former Maritzburg player Noah Chivuta mentioned that he is motivated and looks to find the back of the net.
"Playing against your former club, one does not need to be motivated, the game on its own is motivational, and to score against them it will be a cherry on top,” Chivuta cited.
United, though, will also be confident heading into the tie as their previous outing against Mamelodi Sundowns ended in a 2-1 win for Ernst Middendorp's men. Team of Choice captain Shu-Aib Walters has been trying to keep his team-mates grounded ahead of the encounter.
"The main thing is for us to keep our feet on the ground, especially after that win over Mamelodi Sundowns. We're still unbeaten and we want to keep that record, but we also don't want to get over-confident," he told his club's official website.