Maritzburg assess SuperSport striker

Rusike traded Maritzburg for SuperSport in January, having netted 21 goals in 80 appearances for the Team of Choice over three-and-a-half years. At the time club chairman Farook Kadodia urged Mohau Mokate and Belgian forward Andrea Fileccia to step up and fill the void left by the Zimbabwean's departure.

Matsatsantsa, meanwhile, signed Dube at the beginning of last season from Bulawayo-based Highlanders, but then loaned the young Warriors international to Black Leopards.

Dube has since surfaced at Maritzburg, who he represented in a 1-0 loss to Golden Arrows in the quarter-finals of the KZN Premier’s Cup at Princess Magogo Stadium on Saturday.

"They [SuperSport] sent him for the weekend for this tournament and we’ll take it from there,” Team of Choice coach Fadlu Davids told reporters after the pre-season contest in KwáMashu.

"The striker search is ongoing and we are lucky enough we have until the end of August to be able to fill that space.

"The search is ongoing and we are looking in all areas of the world to be able to find that striker that will give us that replacement for Evans Rusike, who we haven’t replaced for the last six months.”

Maritzburg have signed Denwin Farmer, Keagan Buchanan, Nazeer Allie, Tholang Masegela and Sizwe Muthwa ahead of their season-opener with Arrows at 15h00 at Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday.