COMMENT: Will Maritzburg United create new history by beating Free State Stars to the Nedbank Cup

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While too many fans may have less interest in Saturday's Nedbank Cup final, the two camps, especially that of Maritzburg have a chance to make history

Maritzburg United will be looking to make history when they take on Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup final at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. 

The Team of Choice enjoyed an impressive season, finishing fourth on the PSL log; their highest position in the elite league.

Maritzburg had challenges this season as they two of their players passed away in Mlondi Dlamini and Luyanda Ntshangase, but they rose above those challenges.  

Maritzburg United, Deolin Mekoa

The KwaZulu Natal-based side will be eyeing their first ever PSL trophy, and should they win, an amount of R3.5 million will be used to honour their fallen heroes.

This will be a new experience for the players as well because very few of them if none at ll have never won a major trophy before; something which will be very special considering the club's short history. 

Experienced players such as Bevan Fransman and Siyanda Xulu among others will be expected to lift the team and help guide the younger players through the final.

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Siphesihle Ndlovu will no doubt be key having grown in leaps and bounds under coach Fadlu Davids, and Andrea Fileccia's attacking prowess and quality finishing may just be enough for the Team of Choice to secure their first piece of silverware. 

This will be the first time that these two teams have met in a cup final, and it's undoubtely going to be an unpredictable affair given how well Ea Lla Koto has done this season.

Stars have trophies under their belt, but their last piece of silverware came in 1994. They lost to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Rothmans final almost two decades ago.  

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