- Maritzburg United are reportedly willing to part ways with its star player Lebohang Maboe
- Maboe had a stunning 2017/18 season and won two PSL awards at the end of the season
- The club reportedly want around R8 million for Maboe and would prefer to release the player to an overseas club
Maritzburg United are willing to part ways with its young-star Lebohang Maboe. The club is reportedly looking for offers of around R8 million for Maboe.
Maritzburg United are thought to be holding out for a possible offer from an overseas club on Maboe and have reportedly been approached by Belgian side KV Oostende, Andile Jali’s former side.
Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are also believed to have expressed interest in the young superstar.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Maboe has made a huge impact on the local soccer scene in recent years and had a particularly impressive 2017/18 season. The 23-year-old won the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament and the Nedbank Cup Most Promising Player at the PSL awards.
Maboe confirmed his class and superstar potential when he represented South Africa during the recent COSAFA Cup. He was one of the very few Bafana Bafana players who shone during the ill-fated campaign.
Maboe found the back of the net three times in two matches for Bafana Bafana during the tournament. Sport24.com described Maboe as a creative force in the middle of the field.
It remains unclear what led Maritzburg United’s apparent U-turn on selling Maboe. As recently as May the club’s coach Fadlu Davids said he would not consider any offers for his young star.
Davids said he was planning on retaining all of his current players and he added that the club’s chairman and management supported him.
He conceded that an overseas club could upset the planning by making an offer. Davids said that if an overseas club made a serious bid on Maboe he and Maritzburg United could not and would not stand in their star player’s way.
Soccerladuma.co.za confirmed that Maritzburg United are keen to see Maboe ply his trade overseas rather than selling him to one of their local rivals.
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