Maritzburg add more players to their squad
MARITZBURG United continued their bid to strengthen their squad for the upcoming next season by adding Zimbabwean striker Terrence Mandaza and the Ghana midfielder Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi to their squad on Tuesday.
It takes to five the number of new signings unveiled by the club over the last days in a strong signal of intent for the campaign ahead.
Mandaza, who will be 28 in August, joins after being given a free transfer by Platinum Stars, where he spent the last two seasons without much success.
“I am aware that I arrived in the country with much expectation and I am yet to deliver, and I am thankful for the club to still have belief in me and I am looking to repay the club with as many goals as I can score this season,” said Mandaza, in a statement on his new club’s website.
He played for Zimbabwe in two World Cup qualifiers last month.
Teenager Sarfo-Gyamfi is a youth international and join from Wa All Stars. He had unsuccessful trials at Greek giants Panathinaikos and also went for a week to Lamontville Golden Arrows last year when Maritzburg’s coach Ernst Middendorp was in charge there.
Maritzburg have already signed former Bafana Bafana international Delron Buckley, who played under Middendorp in Germany and Cyprus; Mthokozisi Yende from Kaizer Chiefs and Dutch-born Curacao international Orlando Smeekes, whose last club Carl Zeiss Jena in the third tier of German football.