Maritzburg United confirm offer from Sundowns for Siphesihle Ndlovu

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Siphesihle Ndlovu of Maritzburg United is challenged by Thabo Nodada of Cape Town City, August 2018
Masandawana are believed to be keen on roping in the Team of Choice star for next season

Maritzburg United star Siphesihle Ndlovu looks to be closing in on a move to Mamelodi Sundowns.

Ndlovu was one of the Team of Choice’s most impressive players last season leading his side to a maiden Nedbank final berth and a fourth placed finish on the Premier Soccer League (PSL) log.

Ndlovu’s success has certainly not gone unnoticed as he was recently recognised as the 2017/18 PSL Young Player of the Season as well as the Midfielder of the Season.

However, his fame has come at a price to Maritzburg as he is reported to have caught the attention of the Tshwane giants.

Sundowns have already captured the signing of another talented Maritzburg star in Lebohang Maboe and reports now indicate that the 21-year-old may have also been part of the deal, although he would only complete his move next season.

“He has signed for Sundowns, but he will only join them next season,” a source was quoted as saying by Isolezwe

“Ndlovu was sold to Sundowns at the same time as (Lebohang) Maboe. But he asked the managers if he could stay, so will have to wait and see at the end of the season,” the source added.

“The same thing happened to Keagan Dolly when he moved from Ajax. He signed for Sundowns and spent a season at Ajax and only joined Sundowns the following season,” the source explained.

Meanwhile, Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia hinted that Ndlovu could eventually move on at the end of the season as he acknowledged Sundowns’ bid for the player.

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“Sundowns have put an offer for him, if all goes well he will join them at the end of the season, but for now nothing has been confirmed,” Kadodia revealed.

If Ndlovu does indeed join Sundowns then he will be the latest player to move between the two clubs.

Following Maboe’s move to Chloorkop, Yannick Zakri moved in the other direction with Keletso Makgalwa also joining Maritzburg albeit on loan.