Maritzburg United Sign German Goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt! Engelhardt has been signed from Bundesliga 2 outfit Eintracht Braunschweig.
The details of Engelhardt’s contract such as duration of contract have yet to be announced. The goalkeeper has adjusted well so far in his very short spell in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
“I’m happy to be here, my new team-mates seem nice, the weather is quite hot as well – a big difference to Germany, I came here from snow,” the German told the club website.
“I hope to bring quality on and off the field, to get to know the guys well so that we can compete together and achieve something.”
Engelhardt says that switching to Maritzburg United was not a hard decision. After speaking to compatriot Ernst Middendorp, the keeper was keen to switch continents.
“I had a few calls with Coach Ernst and he convinced me to take this trip to South Africa to join the Team of Choice. I didn’t have to think about it a lot, I just packed my stuff and came here.
“It’s very sad there are no fans right now,” he added.
“But I hope that soon it will be possible and we can celebrate some wins together.”
Club chairman Farook Kadodia was pleased to make another addition to the squad. Kadodia hopes that Engelhardt is able to fill the hole left by Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Richard Ofori.
“The coach has done his homework on Marcel and we’re expecting a lot from him in stepping into the space that Ofori vacated with his departure,” the Chairman said.
“We believe that Marcel has the right character traits, both in terms of his ability and his personality, to fill the gap left by Richard.”
Maritzburg United Sign German Goalkeeper Marcel Engelhardt!