Maritzburg United deny Onyango allegations

Maritzburg United have denied that Kenyan international defender Brian Onyango has gone absent without leave after allegedly being targeted by Mamelodi Sundowns.

Media reports said Onyango was not longer training at the club in a bid to try and force a move away to the African champions.

But a Maritzburg United statement denies the claim.

“The story as presented misrepresents the brief discussion had with a journalist when he asked the Chairman (Farouk Kadodia) why Brian Onyango was not with the team at Richards Bay,” said the club.

Maritzburhg played last weekend at a tournament in Richards’ Bay against Lamontville Golden Arrows.

“As far as the club is concerned, Brian is in Kenya sorting out some paperwork and will be back before the end of the week,” added the statement.

Onyango, 23, has been at Maritzburg for the last two season after initially signing for Santos in Cape Town.