Chippa United rope in Kurt Lentjies from Maritzburg United
Posted: 30 June 2017 Time: 08:25
Chippa United have signed veteran playmaker Kurt Lentjies from Maritzburg United.
Lentjies spent six seasons with the Team of Choice, captaining the club to a best-ever seventh-placed finish in the Premiership in 2016/17.
“I have been here for six seasons and I believe it’s time for change," said the 32-year-old on Maritzburg's website.
“There was a further one-year option to renew, but we agreed that it’s best that I move on. Eastern Cape is closer to my home in Cape Town, which makes it an advantage for me and my family.
“I am happy with what I achieved with Maritzburg United. I will never forget the fight from relegation against Cosmos, and last season’s achievement will be my highlight here.”
The former Bloemfontein celtic man also expressed gratitude to the Harry Gwala Stadium faithful.
“Thank you for the support. When we only won two games at Harry Gwala the year we almost got relegated, they still stood behind us and came in numbers. Thanks for the love and the boos [laughs]. I will miss the fans.”
Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia thanked Lentjies for his service.
“Kurt has been a very good ambassador for the Maritzburg United brand. As captain he led from the front and made a significant contribution with the club achieving historic results. Unfortunately in football, there are no permanent stays. I wish him well for the future with his new club.”