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Sundowns right-back Rheece Evans set for Maritzburg United return in January

Posted: 3 December 2015 Time: 19:40

Maritzburg United are at advanced stage in getting back former full-back Rheece Evans from Mamelodi Sundowns, either permanently or on loan.

Evans left Maritzburg for Sundowns at the start of last season alongside defender Mario Booysen as the Team of Choice loaned Sundowns three of their players – Kwanda Mngonyama, Abel Mabaso and Sibusiso Kumalo.

Evans almost left Sundowns at the start of this season for Ajax Cape Town – even playing in some of the Urban Warriors' pre-season matches – but the move fell through as the Cape Town-based club pulled out of the deal.

Maritzburg chairman Farouk Kadodia has revealed that the club and Sundowns are in discussions to move the player back to Durban during the January transfer window.

“When the deal is done with Sundowns we will let you guys all know,” Kadodia tells

“But at the moment, yes we are interested in getting him back from Sundowns. We are just doing it quietly and once the deal is done I will tell you exactly why we want him, where he will play and what his role will be.”

It is believed the Team of Choice will go big in the January transfer window, with Kadodia having sleepless nights due to the situation at the club as they prop up the log table.

Evans has fallen out of favour at Chloorkop and is behind Siyanda Zwane, Asavela Mbekile and captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele. He is yet to feature in the League this season.

Last season Mabaso filled that role and this season Maritzburg have used versatile midfielders Nhlanhla Mkhize and Ryan de Jong at full-back, but both players have failed to live up to expectations.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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