Wednesday Oct 21, 2020. 14:00
Maritzburg United have wasted little time in finding Richard Ofori’s replacement.
The Team of Choice unveiled the signing of Sebastian Mwange on Tuesday. The Zambia international has signed a two-year deal at the Harry Gwala Stadium with the option for a further two years.
Ofori completed his long-awaited move to DStv Premiership rivals Orlando Pirates this week, ending a three-year stay at the KwaZulu-Natal club.
In Mwange, Maritzburg will feel they have signed a worthy replacement. The 28-year-old has been elevated to Chipolopolo’s first choice between the sticks of late and arrives in South Africa having previously played for Zambian Super League team Green Eagles.
Mwange made his national team debut last year during the 2019 Cosafa Cup tournament and picked up the Golden Glove award in helping Zambia to the title. He also featured for Zambia in their 2-1 win over Bafana Bafana in Rustenburg earlier this month.
“The Team of Choice are very pleased to have added a goalkeeper of Mwange’s calibre to our squad,” Maritzburg Chairman Farook Kadodia told the club’s official website.
“Our technical team and scouting network have worked tirelessly to identify Sebastian as top quality goalkeeper and a good fit for our club. We are all very pleased to have secured his services.
“We would like to extend a warm welcome for Sebastian to the KwaZulu-Natal capital city and are optimistic that his time here will prove to be fruitful.
“Maritzburg have shown that we have a solid record when it comes to bringing in players from the African continent and we expect Sebastian to continue this tradition and make a strong impact in South African football,” he concluded.