Farook Kadodia: Maritzburg United have no interest in Tefu Mashamaite

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The Team of Choice are reportedly interested in the veteran defender, although their chairman has been quick to dispel any interest

Maritzburg United are reportedly looking at former SuperSport United and Kaizer Chiefs defender Tefu Mashamaite.

Mashamaite was recently released by Matsatsantsa following a rather underwhelming return to South African football, where he failed to make a starting place his own.

On the back of several years at Amakhosi, Mashamite went in search of greener pastures abroad but would endure a less than impressive PSL return as he signed a two-year deal in Tshwane.

Nonetheless, while Mashamaite was subsequently offloaded, reports by Sunday World, suggests that the veteran could be given a reprieve by the Team of Choice.

Maritzburg are believed to be on the lookout for an experienced defender after Bevan Fransman parted ways with the club at the end of the season.

Last season Maritzburg enjoyed one of the stingiest defensive combinations in the league and coach Fadlu Davids and his technical team are believed to be monitoring the lanky defender.

Maritzburg recently brought on board youngster Denwin Farmer, with star player Siyanda Xulu having taken over the captaincy. But the club are reportedly still keen on bringing on board an experienced centre-back.

"I can tell you that Maritzburg want to sign an experienced defender and Fadlu is interested in Mashamaite," a source close to the club told Sunday World.

"Last season Fransman was very solid and now they want someone who will plug the gap he left," the source added.

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However, while the publication reports that Mashamaite and Davids could not be reached for comment, the Team of Choice chairman Farook Kadodia, has dispelled such speculation. The Maritzburg boss has unequivocally denounced any interest in the player.

"We don't get involved in speculations. For the record, there's no interest in Mashamaite, chances of us signing him are absolutely zero," Kadodia explained.

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