JOHANNESBURG - Maritzburg United have decided against signing the former Kaizer Chiefs winger Edmore Chirambadare, following his trial at the KwaZulu-Natal club last week.
The Zimbambean international is a free agent after leaving Amakhosi. His agent, Mike Ngobeni of M-Sport-Management, informed Independent Media that United decided against signing Chirambadare.
The speedy left-footer joined Chiefs two seasons ago from Zimbambean outfit Chicken Inn but failed to live up to expectations at Amakhosi. He hardly featured for Chiefs as Steve Komphela preferred the experienced Siphiwe Tshabalala on the left and side. Chirambadare was handed jersey no. 11 upon his arrival at Chiefs, but failed to emulate the galaxy of stars who made their names while donning the legendary number.
"Ed has left Maritzburg United. The coach was very polite and honest. The club has already exhausted the foreign quota. He told us that he likes the boy but doesn't to sign him and loan him out," Ngobeni explained.
United have yet to receive offers for the transfer-listed Yazid Atouba. The club already have five foreign players on their books, including Richard Ofori, Brian Onyango, Andrea Fileccia, Liam Youlley and Atouba.
Maritzburg are still assessing Keagan Buchanan and Jabulani Shongwe. "We are still assessing few options and we will take it from there," Ngobeni added. United punched above their weight last season as they finished fourth and reached two Cup finals.
They will face Cape Town City in the quarterfinal of the MTN 8. Siyanda Xulu will lead the side in the new season following the departure of Bevan Fransman. Xulu walked away with the defender of the season gong at the Premier Soccer League awards ceremony last season.