Absa Premiership

Maritzburg: Malajila to Downs

2013-05-25 15:52
Cuthbert Malajila (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Maritzburg United confirmed that striker Cuthbert Malajila has agreed personal terms with Mamelodi Sundowns for the 2013/14 campaign.

According to the Football411 website, Malajila, 28, top-scored for the Team of Choice this past season, with 11 goals in all competitions for Ernst Middendorp's men.

"I can confirm that Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United are currently in negotiations regarding the sale of Cuthbert Malajila to Mamelodi Sundowns," United commercial manager Younus Kadodia told the club's official website.

"Mamelodi Sundowns, the player and his representatives have been very professionalism during the negotiation and while then player and club have agreed personal terms, there are a few matters that have to still be addressed between the clubs.

"An official statement should be released before the end of the week."

Meanwhile, the Team of Choice have revealed that they have signed versatile midfielder Nhlanhla Vilakazi and promising striker Thokozani Sekotlong on pre-contracts for next season.

Vilakazi was recently released by Ajax Cape Town, while Sekotlong will join United from Premiership newcomers the University of Pretoria.

"Nhlanhla and Thokazani are the first signing's for coach Middendorp as he looks to strengthen his squad for the new season," Kadodia added.

"The current Ajax Cape Town attacking midfielder is known for his neat passing skills and tracking back when needed while the 22 year-old Sekotlong will be determined to build on a good first season in the top flight and will bring an added attacking dimension to the Team of Choice.

"The club is very excited to have secured both player's signature's for the next three seasons."

However, Maritzburg have also released four players following the completion of the 2012/13 season.

Byrone Hendricks and Wayne Matle will leave the club after their contracts were not renewed, while veteran goalkeeper Francis Chansa's contract was terminated by mutual agreement.

Also, Mthokozisi Yende's loan agreement with United comes to an end and he returns to Kaizer Chiefs.

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