The Madibaz took control after a strategy break to down the Ikeys 36-8 in Cape Town and they will want to repeat that sort of effort in the next round.
Defending champions Pukke also made a winning start, although they were pushed all the way by the University of Johannesburg before getting home 16-12.
Maidza said he knew Pukke would provide a major examination of the Madibaz’s status as the home squad was full of experience and confidence.
“We have to be smart about how we approach them as we know they are a side who do not rely only on one way of playing,” the Madibaz mentor said.
“This will be a good measure for us to see where we are in the Varsity Cup competition.”
He added they would aim to ensure they played to their strengths against the quality Pukke team.
“We have to focus on where we will be strong against Pukke and make sure that we stick to our game plan with minimum errors.”
Reflecting on Monday’s win over UCT, Maidza said they wanted to build on that result.
“I felt we had a slow start to the game where we were evolving with the game, instead of stamping our authority on it.
“After the strategy break we began to take control of the game.”
Maidza said it was a squad effort which put them on top as they scored five tries to one, earning a bonus point to take the lead on the log.
Skipper Kevin Kaba, who scored a try, led from the front to be named the Player That Rocks, while his deputy and centre Andile Jho crossed for two tries.
Wing Jixie Molapo and scrumhalf Lovu Claassen scored a try each, while flyhalf Simon Bolze kicked three conversions and a penalty.
“All the players put their best feet forward, but at this early stage of the season there are a number of aspects to work on,” said Maidza.
“But it is pleasing to see that the players are willing to keep working to improve, not only themselves, but the team as a whole.”