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Kaizer Chiefs finally confirm the signing of ex-Buccaneer Yusuf Maart

FILE - Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs have finally confirmed the signing of midfielder Yusuf Maart from Sekhukhune United on a three-year contract. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

FILE - Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs have finally confirmed the signing of midfielder Yusuf Maart from Sekhukhune United on a three-year contract. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Published Jun 21, 2022

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Durban — Kaizer Chiefs bolstered their midfield options as they announced the arrival of midfielder Yusuf Maart on a reported fee of R5m on Tuesday evening.

"Kaizer Chiefs have signed Yusuf Moegamat Maart on a three-year deal with a two-year option. The midfielder’s club performances have earned him nine national team call-ups between 2021 and 2022, and he is now a regular in the Bafana Bafana set-up. Maart will join the team for preseason training this week," the club revealed.

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Amakhosi have been hard at work trying to capture their men as soon as possible, leading to 12 players being shown the door and nine new arrivals welcomed to Naturena.

The 26 year old Maart will have to quickly adapt to the high pressure cooker that is Chiefs and immediately hit the ground running. He will have to wrestle the likes of newly-signed Siyethemba Sithebe, George Matlou, Phathutshedzo Nange and Cole Alexander for a starting berth.

His excellent range of passing, vision and leadership abilities make him the perfect fit for what head coach Arthur Zwane is trying to build around in his reinvented and revamped side.

Maart, once on the books of Orlando Pirates, has enjoyed a remarkable two year spell in the colours of Sekhukhune United.

He captured the attention of numerous eyes when he spearheaded Sekhukhune's fight for promotion in the 2021/2022 season, earning himself a surprise Bafana Bafana call-up while playing in the GladAfrica Championship.

The Cape Town born midfielder proved he could tussle with the 'big boys' this season, featuring in almost 90% of his club's matches last season, and looked at home whenever placed against some of the biggest hitters in the league.

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