CONFIRMED: Maritzburg part ways star defender

Premier Soccer League side Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has confirmed that his side will not be keeping one of their star players beyond his current contract.

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Centre-back Siyanda Xulu is among the players in the PSL whose contract is set to expire by the end of June 2020, with the Team of Choice confirming that they will not extend his stay.

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Maritzburg United star defender Siyanda Xulu with Kaizer Chiefs striker Daniel Cardoso during their Absa Premiership match.
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The 2019/20 season is still suspended following the global Coronavirus pandemic, however, the league has assured that the season will resume after they were given the green light by the government.

“We’ve made a decision that we don’t want to keep him in suspense – he has a bright future ahead and he should take this time now to be marketed to clubs that his agent is looking for,” Kadodia told the Soccer Laduma

The 28-year-old former Kaizer Chiefs defender has been a regular for the Pietermaritzburg-based club, with the club boss revealing that the reason behind his decision not to keep him is very much based on the club’s financial standings.

“There are other contracts finishing, but so far this is the only one we have made a decision on. We are going to keep a few others on a short term contract,” the chairman added.

When the player’s agent was approached for comments regarding Xulu’s current situation, he insisted that his client understood the team’s position.

“Given the situation, we understand the reason for the club not being able to give him a short term deal. We are now open to possibilities and looking at interests, although things are still not back to normal yet,” said Paul Mitchell of Siyavuma Sports Group.