De Sa takes over Maritzburg

De Sa takes over Maritzburg
Roger De Sa

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 10, 2017. 17:30

Maritzburg United have confirmed the appointment of new coach Roger De Sa on Tuesday afternoon.

The move follows speculation that the former Ajax Cape Town mentor was on his way to the Team of Choice.

De Sa replaces Ernst Middendorp who parted ways with the club in November last year.

After Middendorp's departure, the Team of Choice handed the reins to brothers, Maahier and Fadlu Davids on a caretaker basis.

Speaking to the media, chairman Farook Kadodia said there was no rush to appoint a new coach whilst he also thanked Davids' contribution.


“There was no rush is appointing a new Head Coach until we had found the right appointment for the Football Club," said Kadodia.

"Roger and I go back 10 years in football business. We have a coach who we believe has great quality.

"Credit to Fadlu Davids and the rest of the technical team on doing a wonderful job after Middendorp's departure."

On the other hand, the former Orlando Pirates mentor added that the support in Maritzburg is massive and he will compete with his squad.

“The support here in Pietermaritzburg is second to none, the squad is good and the vibe I get here is very positive,” 'RDS' said.

“Exciting times for me. The target is to first get to 30 points but we want more than that. We want to compete.

"The club has a good squad. It also has the best fan base in the country. They get behind this team in a big way.”

The Team of Choice currently sits at number eight with 19 points from 15 games thus far.

They will kick off their 2017 Absa Premiership programme against Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on February 8.

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