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No deal yet for Sundowns target Siphesihle Ndlovu, says Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids

12:50 SAST 2018/10/10
Siphesihle Ndlovu of Maritzburg United is challenged by Thabo Nodada of Cape Town City, August 2018
The Team of Choice head coach has revealed that the club will not stand in the way of Ndlovu amid talk of interest from Masandawana

Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids has conceded that star player Siphesihle Ndlovu could soon follow former teammate Lebohang Maboe and move away from KwaZulu-Natal.

Maboe endured a highly impressive 2017/18 season alongside Ndlovu as the Team of Choice registered their highest ever Premier Soccer League (PSL) finish and reached their maiden Nedbank Cup final.

However, Maboe’s performances in particular, saw Maritzburg struggle to keep hold of the attacker as he completed a move to Mamelodi Sundowns in the offseason.

The 24-year-old has since netted twice for the Brazilians and recent reports indicate that Masandawana have now turned their attention to Ndlovu.

Nonetheless, Davids has admitted that he is resigned to losing the Bafana Bafana international.

“We understand that as a club to survive financially we have to let them go,” Davids said according to Phakaaathi.

“A few years ago Maboe and Ndlovu were nobodies but it is normal that they would want to take their careers to another level and for other teams to want them in their squads,” he added.

Meanwhile, reports that have been doing the rounds suggest that Sundowns may be closing in on a deal to sign Ndlovu. But Davids has confirmed that nothing has been concluded yet.

“It is a chance for us to give other stars a chance. We have already given debuts to a few youngsters this season. At the moment nothing is confirmed (about Ndlovu) so he is part of our plans until anything changes,” Davids emphasised.

It has not been the best of starts to the new season for Maritzburg, as they have not hit the heights that they so handsomely reached last season.

Maritzburg currently find themselves seventh on the league table with the 22-year-old having featured in just five games after he was given his marching orders against Kaizer Chiefs, where Ndlovu has since served his suspension.