Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielders Edmore Chirambadare and Keagan Buchanan on trial at Maritzburg United

Keagan Buchanan of Kaizer Chiefs
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The Team of Choice are assessing three experienced midfielders ahead of the new campaign

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielders Keagan Buchanan and Edmore Chirambadare have both surfaced at Maritzburg United.

The two players were recently released by Amakhosi after failing to live up to expectations at the Naturena-based club.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Jabulani Shongwe, who spent last season on loan at Lamontville Golden Arrows from Bidvest Wits, is also on trial in the KwaZulu-Natal capital city, Pietermaritzburg. 

The trio are hoping to impress Maritzburg head coach Fadlu Davids, who will be looking to beef up his squad with some quality players ahead of the 2018/19 campaign. 

The Team of Choice's football manager, Quinton Jetto confirmed the presence of the three players when speaking to IOL. 

"Yes, it is true. He started this morning (Tuesday). We are also assessing Jabulani Shongwe and Keagan Buchanan. The coach will make the call if he is impressed with their displays," Jetto said. 

Shongwe's contract with Wits is due to expire at the end of the month and the former Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions opted against renewing it.

The 28-year-old made 19 appearances in the league for Abafana Bes'thende and netted twice in the process, but the Durban-based out decided against keeping him.  

Meanwhile, Maritzburg have confirmed that they have transfer-listed Yazid Atouba, who only joined the club at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. 

However, the Cameroonian attacker failed to make any impact at Maritzburg and he is now expected to leave the club.

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The Team of Choice have also been linked with SuperSport United attacking midfielder Fagrie Lakay, who spent the second round of the recent campaign out loan at Ajax Cape Town.

The 21-year-old player scored three times in 14 league appearances, but he could not help Ajax survive relegation.

Maritzburg are coming off a successful season which saw them finish fourth in the league and reach the 2018 Nedbank Cup final where they narrowly lost to Free State Stars last month.