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Anas pleased at Maritzburg after Chiefs snub

Posted: 20 March 2015 Time: 10:24

Ghanaian striker Mohamed Anas says he was delighted to win a contract at Maritzburg United after being overlooked by Kaizer Chiefs.

Anas, who was invited for a trial at Amakhosi before joining United last year, has made a decent start to his PSL career, scoring six goals and providing three assists in 17 League outings this season.

Anas explained how he came to link up with the Team of Choice on the club's website, saying: "I was playing for the Golden Boys academy back home in Accra as a youngster. Then I went to Swaziland, and while playing there, Doc Khumalo [Chiefs assistant coach], saw me playing, and he invited me for trials. But I was not able to get a contract there, and later when the chance came to join Maritzburg, I was very happy to go."

He said he is pleased with his contribution to date.

"Yes, so far it has gone well and I’m happy overall. But I still need to work hard to reach my goals, and I plan to do this together with my team-mates. I have been warmly welcomed by the management, technical team, and players, and my family and I are really enjoying ourselves in this city."

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