Zakri returns to Maritzburg United after going awol

Yannick Zakri Maritzburg United striker

Yannick Zakri is back at Maritzburg United after disappearing without a trace during the Christmas break.



The Maritzburg players were given time off after the last game of 2018 against Baroka FC on December 22.

They were all expected to report back for camp on December 27 but Zakri was a no-show.

The club tried to get a hold of him but were unsuccessful.

But coach Muhsin Ertugral has confirmed that Zakri is now back in the United fold, explaining that the Ivorian had trouble gaining re-entry into the country.

Zakri has returned. He came back yesterday (Sunday) but he won't feature (against Sundowns). He couldn't get an entry to South Africa because the embassy was closed until the 5th of January. He got the letter from the embassy explaining that,” Ertugral said.

Zakri did well with me last season at Ajax Cape Town. He is well capable player when he is focused.

Maritzburg are currently bottom of the table with just 11 points from 16 games.

The job does not get any easier for them when they face Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday.