Maritzburg United have officially confirmed the signings of four new players ahead of the 2021-22 DStv Premiership season.
The Team of Choice bolstered their squad by capturing the services of Alfred Ndengane, Zukile Kewuti, Lifa Hlongwane and Rowan Human.
Ndengane joined the club following his stint with Marumo Gallants, formerly known as Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM), and brings a wealth of experience playing for the likes of Orlando Pirates, Bloemfontein Celtic, and also having been capped by Bafana Bafana.
Kewuti was scooped up by Maritzburg following his impressive loan spell at AmaZulu from Cape Town City, where he featured 13 times to help Usuthu finish second in the DStv Premiership last season.
Hlongwane arrives from Black Leopards following their relegation to the GladAfrica Championship, and boasts the solid experience of previously playing for Jomo Cosmos, TTM and Royal Eagles.
Maritzburg also confirmed the signing of young attacking midfielder Human, who rose through the ranks at Bidvest Wits before signing for Israeli top-flight team Maccabi Tel Aviv and then going out on loan to Beitar Tel Aviv Bat Yam last season.
The Team of Choice also went on to unveil Maahier Davids, Pedro Ramos and Sbusiso Mathons to join Ernst Middendorp’s technical team.
Speaking on the new additions to his technical team and squad, head coach Middendorp said: “Whether it is Alfred or Zukile or Lifa or Rowan, they all fit into our expectations in that they have played frequently at their previous clubs.
“They are not coming here trying to find competitiveness, they have played regularly at their former clubs, meaning it will be easier for them to come into selections here for our squad, in our team.
“Alfred is an experienced player, he’ll give us leadership at the back.
“Rowan Human is a player coming back from Israel, having had a good successful time with Bidvest Wits before. Having played regularly in the starting XI in Israel.
“With Lifa we know his dribbling skills, his individual skill set, giving us the right dimension in front.
“Zukile I’m very happy about, his flexibility in terms of different positions, using him in midfield, in the holding six role, or even on the left side as a wing back or even as a full back.
“I like these types of players, I’m happy to have these players here as additional members of the squad.”
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