The former Chippa United winger joined from Kaizer Chiefs in the January transfer window on a six-month loan deal, adding to the acquisition of left-back Bokang Thlone from Bidvest Wits.
The 27-year-old Twala made his debut last weekend when coming on for Mohau Mokate in the second half of the match against Orlando Pirates, a club where he also had a spell earlier in his career.
The Soweto-born midfield attacker has the potential to be a crowd favourite at the Harry Gwala Stadium and is hopeful that he’ll be a good fit for the Team of Choice and explains just why he chose Pietermaritzburg.
“The way the team plays is one of the main reasons I chose to come here,” he said.
“I believe I can add something to the team, and also grow from the experience. It’s every player’s dream to play regularly, so I’m keen to work hard and try and earn a place in the starting eleven.
“Maritzburg have done exceptionally well this season, going from strength to strength from last season, you can see how individual players have grown. Their style of play is of similar character to mine, so that’s what attracted me to the team.
“I’m happy with the way the club does things, and the reception and warm welcome I’ve received. From what I’ve seen from the team, the ambition, the dedication, I’m confident we can achieve a good finish this season – the quality is here, it all depends on us players how much we want it.”
Team of Choice head coach Fadlu Davids says Twala won’t be rushed into the fray, but he’s confident the livewire midfielder will prove a hit with the KZN Capital City outfit.
“He played 45 minutes, now it’s about building up his game, perhaps 60 minutes in the next game and then we build it up to 90 minutes. So it’s not about rushing him, there’s no point risking injuries,” said coach Fadlu.
“I’ve worked with him before, I know him quite well, from our time at Chippa United. At the moment he’s fitting into the team structure and into the team style like a glove, I expect good things from him.”
Maritzburg are next in action on Saturday (15H30), when they take on Swallows FC in a Nedbank Cup last 32 match at Dobsonville.
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