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Transfer insiders
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28 Sep 2021
1:41 pm

Chiefs show interest in Sekhukhune and Bafana midfielder Maart

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It is said that Chiefs are willing to go all out for the 26-year-old midfielder.

Bafana Bafana and Sekhukhune United midfielder Yusuf Maart has attracted interest from Kaizer Chiefs. (Photo by Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images)

Bafana Bafana and Sekhukhune United midfielder Yusuf Maart is being closely monitored by Kaizer Chiefs.

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A source close to the player stating there is a possible deal for the Cape Town-born midfielder at the end of this season, should Babina Noko agree on the sale.

Maart, who is a former Orlando Pirates player, has been Sekhukhune’s star player since last season and he has also earned himself a place in the South African senior national team set-up, having been called up to the squad numerous times by coach Hugo Broos.

It is said that Chiefs are willing to go all out for the 26-year-old midfielder, who still has two more years with Sekhukhune on his contract.

The source further reveals that Maart will be more than happy to join Chiefs, and he believes he can achieve a lot at the Naturena-based outfit.

“Someone told him about Chiefs looking to sign him some time last season, but he didn’t really believe it. He started to believe a couple of weeks ago after another person from the club asked if he would be happy to join Chiefs. So, yes, there is a big possibility he will be leaving the club. But he still has a contract, I believe until 2023, So, we’ll see how things unfold,” said the source.

Meanwhile, Stuart Baxter’s selection of goalkeepers in his second stint as Chiefs coach has rather been a ‘finder finder’ approach.

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Baxter has used all four of Chiefs’ registered keepers in the six games that the team has played so far. 

The Brit started the MTN8 quarter-finals with Itumeleng Khune and in the following two DStv Premiership games used Bruce Bvuma. But Bvuma was also discarded in favour of Brandon Petersen for the game against Royal AM. 

But with Royal AM unforgivingly scoring four past Petersen on his debut, Baxter opted for Daniel Akpeyi for the away fixture at Marumo Gallants at the weekend. And the Nigerian didn’t disappoint as he kept Chiefs in the game with some magical saves.