Mgosi 16.8.2016 09:23 am

Chiefs fail in bid to sign Maritzburg star

Deolin Mekoa (R) of South Africa reacts during the preliminary round match between South Africa and Iraq for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games soccer tournament, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10 August 2016.  EPA/ALAN MORICI/FRAMEPHOTO BRAZIL OUT

Deolin Mekoa (R) of South Africa reacts during the preliminary round match between South Africa and Iraq for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games soccer tournament, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10 August 2016. EPA/ALAN MORICI/FRAMEPHOTO BRAZIL OUT

Kaizer Chiefs are unlikely to be successful in their bid for Maritzburg United winger Deolin Mekoa. Maritzburg have reportedly priced the 23-year-old out of the market, according to sources.

“Chiefs have always been after Mekoa, and have made offers but Maritzburg are not budging. They have put a huge price tag on him. They want to hold on to him for just a while longer to see if any overseas offers come for him,” said a source.

Mekoa was one of the regulars for Owen da Gama’s national Under-23 team that played in the Olympics. Mekoa also poured cold water on rumours of a move when he said upon the Under-23 arrival from Rio last week that he wants to stay for another season at the Team of Choice.

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# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 4 8
3 Cape Town City 5 8
4 Polokwane City 5 8
5 Bidvest Wits 3 7
6 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
7 Platinum Stars 4 5
8 SuperSport United 4 5
9 Chippa United 2 4
10 Highlands Park 4 4
11 Baroka FC 4 4
12 Maritzburg Utd 5 4
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1