Keagan Buchanan walks along the sidelines during a pre-season friendly in July. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix
Keagan Buchanan walks along the sidelines during a pre-season friendly in July. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix
Kwanda Mngonyama in action for Maritzburg United during his loan-spell last season. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix
Kwanda Mngonyama in action for Maritzburg United during his loan-spell last season. Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG - Maritzburg United are still keen on landing the services of Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Keagan Buchanan.

Buchanan is the bench-warmer at Amakhosi having arrived at the club with huge expectations. He joined Amakhosi from Bloemfontein Celtic on a free transfer last season.

Injuries have hampered his progress at Amakhosi but he has failed to impress when he has got on the field.

As a results he is failing even to make the bench these days. George Maluleka, Hendrick Ekstien and Wiseman Meyiwa are the main reason for the omission of Buchanan in Chiefs’s 18-man squad.

The Team of Choice chairman Farook Kadodia confirmed that they would love to have Buchanan in their arsenal.

“If he is available we will love to have him. We wanted to have him in the previous transfer window but Bobby Motaung (Kaizer Chiefs manager) said no, he is still in their plans. If he is available and can meet our financial set-up then we would be happy to have him with us here because he is a good footballer, but firstly we have to agree terms with Chiefs,” Kadodia said.

Maritzburg are also still interested in Mamelodi Sundowns defender Kwandakwensizwa Mngonyama. He is not registered in the Sundowns Premier Soccer League (PSL) squad this season.

“We will love to have Kwanda. Kwanda loves Maritzburg United,” Kadodia insisted.

Maritzburg United are starting to gain momentum after going on a barren run when they endured a 11 match winless spell which included eight consecutive matches without finding the back of the net.

“We identified our problem and that’s why we were not worried when we were not winning. We were not converting our chances despite playing good football. In the past two matches we scored seven goals."

The Star

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