Maritzburg United head coach Fadlu Davids says they will need nine points from nine games remaining to be guaranteed a top eight position this season.

After an Absa Premiership 2-0 victory against AmaZulu FC in a KwaZulu-Natal derby played at Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night, the Team of Choice have moved up to the fourth position in the Absa Premiership log standings.

In twenty one games played so far this season, United have amassed 31 points and they are standing a good chance to repeat their feat they achieved last season.

However, Davids says they still need to work hard to achieve this mark.

“We need nine points now in nine games to get a 40 points mark, hopefully 40 points is enough this season, but normally with the team so bunch you need 43 points just to secure a top 8 position. I think we are on track, nine games, nine point maybe 11 points will be enough,” says Davids.

Davids also maintained that the striker Andrea Fileccia is not a replacement of Evans Rusike who left to join SuperSport United in January transfer window. He says is much impressed of the Feliccia’s performance.