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Team of Choice are daring to dream the impossible dream

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The Team of Choice are now facing an uphill battle in the quest to become the first team to beat Sundowns in the league this season

Muhsin Ertugral, Coach of Ajax Cape Town during the pre season friendly football match between Ajax Cape Town and Ubuntu FC at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 28 July 2018. Picture: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Maritzburg United are looking to do what no other PSL team has been able to do this season, and that is to beat Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus on Wednesday.

The Team of Choice are in disarray at the moment. They are bottom of the league standings with 11 points after 16 games, and have only managed to register one victory this season, and that win was against Bloemfontein Celtic back in September under the leadership of Fadlu Davids.

Davids has since been sacked, with Muhsin Ertugral taking up the hot seat. But Ertugral has endured a torrid time in his first two games in charge. Maritzburg lost to Golden Arrows in his first game. That defeat was followed by another loss on Wednesday, this time to Free State Stars.

The Team of Choice are now facing an uphill battle in the quest to become the first team to beat Sundowns in the league this season. Ertugral (pictured) knows his team have their back against the wall against Sundowns.

“Sundowns is always tough. I know Sundowns very well. We need to see what kind of approach we will apply when we face them. We need to decide on whether we will be more offensive or defensive or on a counter-attack. Those are (the) types of the decisions we need to take,” Ertugral said.

“There’s still a lot of hope. We mustn’t lose hope. We need to start winning games,” the coach added.

Maritzburg have really endured a barren run in front of goal this season. They have only netted six goals in 16 league matches. The team has acquired the services of Judas Moseamedi on loan from Cape Town City, and they will be hoping that he will make a difference in that goalscoring column.

“When the team is at full strength we will look better. With him coming in, we will have more firepower,” Ertugral said.