Maritzburg boss: We’re not rushing into Lebohang Maboe sale

Maritzburg boss: We’re not rushing into Lebohang Maboe sale
Thulani Hlatshwayo of Bidvest Wits challenges Lebohang Maboe of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United on 03 April 2018 at Bidvest Stadium Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 19, 2018. 11:00

Maritzburg United will not rush into selling prized asset Lebohang Maboe, according to chairman Farouk Kadodia.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a great 2017/18 season for the Team of Choice and has been linked with Absa Premiership heavyweights such as Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament has also piqued the interest of foreign clubs, according to some reports.

With two years remaining on his contract at United, this transfer window would arguably be the perfect time to cash in on Maboe, but Kadodia told Kick-Off that the club will not be rushed on this issue.

"Look, obviously we do have offers we are looking at, but at the moment we will only talk on the whole deal once we finalise a deal first," Kadodia explained.

"And we don't want to create speculations in the market about all the guys that have shown interest in the player, so we would like not to comment at this stage at the issue of Lebohang Maboe.

“We've been having a few offers, locally and abroad right? Like I said, I don't think it's fair to all the guys whom we received their offers to reveal who is interested on the player, who is interested in whatever ... I think once we come to finality with any of these teams we will make an announcement.

"Obviously the coach [Fadlu Davids] would like the player to play for another season. We are just exploring the situation to see how best we can come to some kind of deal if a deal arises that will make everybody happy.

“That's why I said to you we are not desperate to sell. Make no mistake, we are all behind the player and we believe that there might be a bright future for him. There is no desperation to sell, to make it clear."

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