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Official: Maritzburg Confirm 4 New Acquisitions

Maritzburg United have confirmed four new signings as well as new technical team members ahead of the 2021/2022 DStv Premiership season

The club confirmed that Alfred Ndengane, Zukile Kewuti, Lifa Hlongwane and Rowan Human have been snapped up by the club.

The experienced Ndengane joins after a season at Tshakhuma, and is a former Orlando Pirates, Bloemfontein Celtic and FC Cape Town player.

Hlongwane was last at Black Leopards, having previously played for Jomo Cosmos, TTM and KwaZulu-Natal second tier side Royal Eagles.

Kewuti, who spent last season on loan at AmaZulu, joins from Cape Town City.

The highly rated Human, the Amajita captain, spent the last year in Israel having signed for Maccabi Tel Aviv before going out on loan to Beitar Tel Aviv Bat Yam, but made an impression before that after coming through the youth ranks at Bidvest Wits

On the technical bench, former assistant Maahier Davids has returned to the club, while they have also recruited Pedro Ramos, a performance/ video analyst from Portugal and coach Sbusiso Mathonsi will also be working with the first team, and as a link to the MDC team.

“Whether it is Alfred or Zukile or Lifa or Rowan, they all fit into our expectations in that they have played frequently at their previous clubs,” Ernst Middendorp told the club’s website.

“They are not coming here trying to find competitiveness, they have played regularly at their former clubs, meaning it will be easier for them to come into selections here for our squad, in our team.

“Alfred is an experienced player, he’ll give us leadership at the back. 

“Rowan Human is a player coming back from Israel, having had a good successful time with Bidvest Wits before. Having played regularly in the starting XI in Israel.

“With Lifa we know his dribbling skills, his individual skill set, giving us the right dimension in front. 

“Zukile I’m very happy about, his flexibility in terms of different positions, using him in midfield, in the holding six role, or even on the left side as a wing-back or even as a full-back.

“I like these types of players, I’m happy to have these players here as additional members of the squad.”