Middendorp happy with new arrivals at Maritzburg

Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp has detailed why each of the four new signings announced on Tuesday are strong additions to his squad ahead of the new season.

United unveiled experienced defender Alfred Ndengane, midfielder Zukile Kewuti, left-winger Lifa Hlongwane and playmaker Rowan Human as a quartet of fresh talent for the squad.

“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,” 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.”