Noah Maposa will soon join SA’s Thanda Royal Zulu
Gaborone United and Zebras goal keeper Noah Maposa is on his way to the South African National First Division (NFD) side Thanda Royal Zulu.
Voice Sport can confirm that the celebrated 28-year-old has landed a deal with the Kwazulu Natal national first division side.
Thanda has been after Maposa for quite a while.
They nearly signed him in 2011 but the Zebras’ qualification for the AFCON finals in Gabon/Equatorial Guinea got in the way.
Sources close to ‘The Reds’ have revealed that the Thanda Royal management spotted Maposa while on national duty at the recent COSAFA games in Zambia.
A letter of proposal to GU was delivered early this week and Maposa is expected to fly out to South Africa this weekend for medical tests and to negotiate personal terms.
G.U Chairman Fidelis Nkomazana confirmed having received the letter. He noted that they (GU) wrote back to Thanda Royal and are only waiting their response.
He said if it’s in the interest of Maposa then they will release him to the team.
“If at all it’s in the interest of the player then we will have to let him go,” he said.
While Nkomazana chose to be diplomatic with information a close source revealed to Voice Sport that the goal keeper is on his way to SA.
“Nothing is yet on the table, but flight tickets for Maposa are ready. If all goes well he will definitely leave GU by the end of the month,” he said.
The award winning goal keeper is expected to play a pivotal role for the club that is seeking automatic promotion to Absa Premier League.
Maposa is not new to the NFD. He has played for the then Bay United.
Reached for comment Maposa referred all questions to the club management.
“If opportunities come I’m available to go out and represent my country,” he said.
Thanda Royal was known as Benoni Premier United until the end of the 2006-07 seasons when it was bought by a Swedish consortium that included Sven-Goran Eriksson.
The new owners moved the franchise from Benoni to Kwazulu Natal. Prior to that the club was known as Hellenic FC and was based in Cape Town.