Cape Town - Maritzburg United midfielder Fortune Makaringe has confirmed rumours he is set to depart the club for greener pastures.
Rumours doing the rounds suggested that he was off to join Orlando
Pirates, which he all but confirmed on Saturday by saying the 2-1 win
over Tshakuma Tsha Madzihandila was his swansong for the club.
"Yes, it was goodbye for me. The chairperson [Farook Kadodia] always
tell us he will always allow us to grow as footballers. It’s very
emotional for me because this team took me from nowhere," he told
Makaringe's excellent form this season has earned him a call-up to the
Bafana Bafana squad for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations competition
in Egypt, which he believes he could not have done without Maritzburg.
"I came from Moroka Swallows MDC team and grew in this team. I'm even
in the Bafana Bafana AFCON squad because of Maritzburg United," he
"I will always cherish every moment I had with the club, even from 10 years from now I will always remember this team."