Maritzburg United have fired Fadlu Davids as the head coach of the team on Christmas Eve. His sacking follows a string of losses including a 1-0 loss to SuperSport United and another loss with the same score line to Baroka FC on Saturday.

After 14 matches Davids has won one game, drawn eight and lost five.

Maritzburg are currently languishing at the bottom of the log.

The club’s chairman Farook Kadodia confirmed the news saying they have parted amicably with the coach.

“I met the head coach Fadlu Davids at the office this morning and we needed to finalise the way forward as far as the issue of the coach regarding the issue where the club sits and after a very healthy discussion, we decided that it is in the best interest of all parties concerned that we part ways and open the door for a new coach.

“The coach was positive in allowing the process to happen although he hoped to turn the things around, but I think he also realised that the club has grown big in stature and he is not going to jeopadise the future of the club,” says Kadpsodia.