Following a fairly busy period by Maritzburg during the transfer window, the Premier Soccer League has released the list of players registered by the club for the 2013/14 season, to date.
With the club losing Cuthbert Malajila to Mamelodi Sundowns, signing players who can score goals regularly was a priority for United. Yakubu Mohammed and Ashley Hartog were signed to supplement the team’s attacking options, with Mohammed expected to be a goal threat with Hartog being more of a creative force.
The club also added depth at the back with Robyn Johannes, Ruben Cloete and Tawfeeq Salie coming on board. Ruben Cloete was also a permanent addition made to the club.
Soccer-Laduma takes a look at United’s 2013/14 squad:
Players in: Yakubu Mohammed, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Tawfeeq Salie, Robyn Johannes, Ashley Hartog and Ruben Cloete.
Players out: Cuthbert Malajila (to Mamelodi Sundowns), Mthokozisi Yende (to Free State Stars) and Francis Chansa (retired).
The full squad as per the PSL registration, released by the league:
Goalkeepers: Shu-Aib Walters, Virgil Vries, Tawfeeq Salie = 3
Defenders: David Booysen, Heinrich Isaacks, Mario Booysen, Mohammed Awal, Peter Petersen, Rheece Evans, Robyn Johannes, Ruben Cloete, Ryan De Jongh, Thabang Matuka = 10
Midfielders: Bandile Shandu, Ashley Hartog, Ayanda Nkosi, Delron Buckley, Dillon Sheppard, Michael Morton, Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Orlando Smeekes, Philani Zulu, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Thokozani Putu Sekotlong = 11
Strikers: Terrance Mandaza, Yakubu Mokammed = 2
Captain: Michael Morton
Head Coach: Ernst Middendorp
Assistant Coach: Fadlu Davids