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Former Pirates player on trial with Team of Choice

Ex-Orlando Pirates and Chippa United midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni is undergoing a trial period with Premiership strugglers Maritzburg United.

Sangweni has been clubless since making an exit from Chippa during the January transfer window.

However, he could have a chance to revive his career as he is being assessed by the Team of Choice in Pietermaritzburg.

Coach Eric Tinkler and his technical team are running the rule of the 29-year-old with an eye to potentially handing him a deal sometime next week.

A source told Kickoff: "Sangweni is training with Maritzburg United.

"He is here for assessment. The coach is currently looking at him.

"By next week the club should be in a good position to determine whether to sign him or not."

United are bottom of the table but have a chance to rejuvenate their fortunes when they meet Polokwane City on Friday at the Harry Gwala Stadium. Kickoff is 20:00.