Maritzburg United confirm they have opted against extending the stay of goalkeeper Virgil Vries
Posted: 6 July 2017 Time: 15:04
Maritzburg United have confirmed they have officially parted ways with goalkeeper Virgil Vries.
The Namibian international, who had been at the Team of Choice for the past five seasons, saw his contract with the club expire at the end of June, and United have since opted against renewing.
“Yes, we have released him [Vries]. He was a good player and he was a good servant to the club,” Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia tells KickOff.com.
"And, going to the future, the club felt the need for change and we were not going to extend his contract again."
This means Maritzburg now have only one established goalkeeper in Bongani Mpandle, with youngster Lindokuhle Mathebula having failed to make a single league appearance following his promotion from the club’s youth ranks last year.
The Team of Choice are, however, showing an interest in Wayne Sandilands, who is a free agent after leaving Mamelodi Sundowns, with the club now desperate to strengthen their choices between the sticks ahead of next season, which will see them feature in the MTN8.
Maritzburg, who appointed Fadlu Davids as head coach for this coming season, yesterday welcomed Malawian striker Robin Ngalande, who will fill the foreign quota spot left by Vries’s exit.