Zakri joins the Team of Choice from Mamelodi Sundowns having spent last season on loan at Ajax Cape Town.
The 27-year-old, Ivory Coast international will add plenty of experience to Fadlu Davids squad.
Maritzburg United Chairman, Farook Kadodia is pleased with the acquisition.
“We are confident that under Fadlu Davids and his technical team, Yannick will thrive. We always want to play an exciting brand of football and he will fit in well with our plans, " Kadodia said.
He continued, “Yannick was training with the team while the deal was being done. He was warmly received by the players, ” added Kadodia.
Zakri has a few weeks to get acquainted with his new team mates with United only set to play again on 15 September when Bidvest Wits visit the Harry Gwala Stadium.
“It is a great signing for us. We always look to target the best players for the job. It is an investment to the city and supporters of the Team of Choice,” concluded Kadodia.
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