“We are delighted with the business we managed to get done in this transfer window,” said Younus Kadodia, the Maritzburg United Chief Executive Officer.
“It is understood that we are a club with limited resources but within our budget we have managed to bring in some real quality. We are committed to our fans, City of Choice and continuously building our brand.”
“We feel like the additions to the squad will help us grow and compete in all competitions,” Kadodia added.
Maritzburg United were quick to move in for the 27-year-old. The creative midfielder, signed a three-year contract with United from Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs. An injury ravaged two-season stint at the Amakhosi saw Buchanan play just nine times in the ABSA Premiership, however the playmaker is determined to prove himself as he looks to get his career back on track at the Team of Choice.
Nazeer Allie joined from Bidvest Wits on a two-year deal. Allie is a seasoned defender and over the years has accumulated an impressive haul of winner’s medals including the ABSA Premiership, MTN8 and Telkom KO. The 33-year is a calm head and brings much needed experience to what is a very young Maritzburg United team this season.
Keletso Makgalwa joined Maritzburg United on a season-long-loan deal which saw Lebohang Maboe go in the opposite direction to Mamelodi Sundowns. The 21-year old was a key figure in Masandawana’s Multi Diski Choice team and also made four first team appearances for the Brazilians.
Denwin Farmer has penned a four year deal with the club. The 21-year-old defender arrived from SuperSport United and is eager to kick on after a fruitful junior career. The under-23 International has already played a total of 21 times in the ABSA Premiership
Yannick Zakri has penned a two-year deal, joining from Mamelodi Sundowns. The Ivorian enjoyed a good loan spell in the second half of last season at Ajax Cape Town. He is a potent striker and adds firepower to Fadlu Davids team.
The former SA Under-20 midfielder arrived at the club from French club, AC Ajaccio. Masegela has already made his first-team debut and could feature prominently in the coming months.
The former Maritzburg City man is a Pietermaritzburg local. The 19-year-old midfielder is an exciting prospect in the midfield and could be in line to make his debut in the coming weeks.
Justice Figareido joined the Team of Choice from Swaziland outfit Manzini Sundowns. The 20-year-old comes highly rated. He has signed a two year deal.
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