Maritzburg United Football Club have announced the acquisitions of Ali Meza, Bradley Cross and Kwame Peprah.

Meza and Cross will join the Team of Choice on permanent deals whilst Peprah arrives on loan from Orlando Pirates.


The 31-year-old Meza has returned to the Team of Choice after a spell in Bolivia. Meza, a seasoned attacker brings with him a wealth of experience having played in the top-flight football for four seasons which saw him winning two league titles and the Telkom KO.

The Venezuelan has signed a 1 and half year deal for the “Team of Choice” and will be looking to continue the form he displayed during his previous stint which was cut short to a long-term injury.

“I feel very excited to return to the club, I want to thank the club for opening the possibility of me returning to the team again and I hope I can help the team to be in the position they deserve”, added Meza

Together with Meza, Peprah will add additional options in attack for Coach Davids.
The 22-year-old Ghanaian possesses great finishing and playmaking abilities having netted nine goals for the Bucaneers in all competitions in his first DSTV Premiership season.

The former King Faisal talisman will move to the Team of Choice on a short-term loan deal until the end of the current 2022/ 23 Season.

The two attacking players will bolster the Team of Choice’s squad and strengthen our attacking prowess.

The 21-year-old Bradley Cross, who is a former South African junior international, has been plying his trade abroad at the likes of Schalke 04 U19, and Newcastle United U23.

Cross will bolster the defensive line for the Team of Choice. The left-footed centre-back has signed a 1 and half year deal with a 2-year option at the Team of Choice.

Commenting on the arrival of Ali Meza, the Team of Choice head Coach Fadlu Davids said: “Ali Meza is a fantastic player who gives us an attacking option with a different dimension.

He knows the club well and we expect a big impact from him after his troubles with injuries. We made his assessment, and he is ready good to go.”

“Bradley Cross is a player with a huge potential, and we are here to help him to develop his potential to become a top PSL player and we will assist him in getting him ready to compete at a PSL level.

“He comes with a huge pedigree having competed in the two giant European clubs now it’s a step for him to make an impact in the PSL and we expect big things from him.” Davids added


The Maritzburg United tactician indicated that the arrival of Peprah will strengthen the attack: “Kwame Peprah is a striker that propelled Pirates leading the attacking line into the Confederation Cup final and he has a huge pedigree in relation to his season at Pirates.

“I know him well; I know his strengths and I know how to utilize him. I am sure he will make a huge impact along with our other strikers Samu and Amadou all three of them will complement each other well and give us a different strength in our attacking prowess”, concluded Davids


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