Siyanda Xulu says he wants to remain a Maritzburg United
player although he is yet to renew his contract with the Absa Premiership outfit.
The former Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns centre-back
has seen his game time limited this season through injury and his current deal
comes to an end in June.
He is, however, keen to sign new terms in order to work his
way back into the side where Pogiso Sanoka and Rushine de Reuck have formed a
"I have always said that I wanted to stay," Xulu
told the SowetanLIVE.
"But obviously it's something that we have to
restructure... I and the chairman. I'll give my all for the club. I will focus
on renewing my contract."
Team of Choice Chairman Farook Kadodia, meanwhile, added
that his hands are currently tied.
He said: "I am keen on keeping each and every player in
the current team, not just Xulu alone. Xulu will be part of Maritzburg as much
as he wants to unless he has other aspirations elsewhere.
"We can't do anything right now, we've stopped
everything... our focus is to fight coronavirus."
Reports suggest Orlando Pirates would be keen to sign Xulu
for free if his Maritzburg contract is allowed to elapse.
- TEAMtalk media