Rae joins Maritzburg United


Maritzburg United have confirmed the signing of Ryan Rae on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

‘The Team of Choice’ announced on Monday afternoon that Rae joins the club as a free agent, having last played for Chippa United. Before that, he spent six seasons with the now-defunct Highlands Park.

The 29-year-old has been operating as a holding midfielder in recent times but also played at right-back and centre-back in his career. Rae is well known for his powerful long throw-ins into the opposition box.

“A warm welcome to Ryan Rae at Maritzburg United and we wish that his stay in Pietermaritzburg will be a positive one,” said ‘Team of Choice’ chairman Farook Kadodia.

“Together with our other new signings made over the past month, we are optimistic that Ryan’s arrival will coincide with an upturn in our results.

“As management, we believe that his considerable experience in the PSL, together with his competitive nature, will have a galvanizing effect on the squad. Ryan’s versatility will also be of benefit to the team.”

The KwaZulu-Natal side’s other mid-season arrivals are goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt, attacking midfielder Keletso Sifama, and Dusan Stevic, a defender. They also promoted three players from the Diski Challenge squad set-up; Asanda Buthelezi, Muzomuhle Ngwane, and Phiwayinkosi Zuma.

Ngwane is a central defender while Buthelezi and Zuma play in midfield.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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