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Kadodia: Maritzburg United aim to keep Kaizer Chiefs winger Twala longer on permanent deal

16:27 EAT 02/02/2018
William Twala, Kaizer Chiefs, February 2016.
The Team of Choice may look to make their new loan signing's deal permanent when it expires at the end of the season

Maritzburg United are already considering the prospect of signing on-loan Kaizer Chiefs Winger William Twala on a permanent deal.

The 27-year-old who signed from Chippa United at the beginning of 2016 has since found himself out-of-favour at Amakhosi, before eventually agreeing to a short-term loan at the Pietermaritzburg-based outfit just before the January transfer window closed.

However, with Twala having only recently joined the Team of Choice, according to club boss Farook Kadodia the thought of making his stay permanent has already crossed their minds. But Kadodia remains cautious with Twala having seen limited game time, leaving the final decision to coach Fadlu Davis who will assess Twala in the months to come.  

“For now, it remains a loan deal. He will stay with us until the end of the current season, and from there we will see,” Kadodia told Daily Sun.

“Obviously our aim is to keep him longer on a permanent deal. However, that will depend on how he performs in the five months he will be with us. And also whether the coach (Fadlu Davids) is satisfied with his progress,” he added.

Meanwhile, following Twala’s move Kadodia acknowledged that the club will still need to assess the player's conditioning.  

“He starts training with his new teammates (Thursday) this morning but first he will have to undergo medical check-ups,” he said.

“We know he hasn’t played much this season at Chiefs, so we don’t know the level of his conditioning and whether he has injuries or not,” he admitted.

If Twala is indeed deemed fit, he could potentially be in contention for Maritzburg’s trip to Johannesburg to take on Orlando Pirates on Saturday. Maritzburg are currently enjoying the fruits of their labour as they sit in sixth place on the league table, and Twala could be an influential figure in consolidating their top eight position in spite of talisman Evans Rusike’s recent departure.