Middendorp targets former striker


Maritzburg United are believed to be looking to bring back their former targetman as they aim to get out of the relegation zone.

The Team of Choice remain in the relegation zone after their last two losses and this website understands that Ernst Middendorp is already planning to beef up his squad to make sure they get out of that position.

Evans Rusike, who is currently out of favour at SuperSport United, is understood to be one of the German coach's targets according to sources close to the club.

It is also believed that new Zambian goalkeeper Sebastian Mwange – who was seen as Richard Ofori's replacement after the Ghanian joined Orlando Pirates – could be moved on as Jethren Barr currently enjoys more minutes.

"Middendorp is looking to make serious changes at the club and has identified his targets, and Evans Rusike is amongst those at the top of the list," a source tells KickOff.com.

"There are also movements that are expected including the newly signed keeper Mwange. He is set to be given his clearance if both parties agree."

United chairman Farook Kadodia denies there are plans to bring back Rusike and says they will decide on transfers after the KwaZulu-Natal derby this weekend against Golden Arrows.

"The talks about Rusike is news to me," Kadodia responds.

"'We will decide on transfers after our game this coming weekend. We will see what needs to be added."

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