Jeremy Brockie has thanked Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe for sanctioning his surprise deadline-day move to Maritzburg United on Monday.

The New Zealander has been through a tough 18 months with the Brazilians, having joined them as one of the hottest commodities in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) at the start of 2018.

But after just 12 Absa Premiership starts and only one goal to show for it, Brockie has found a way out of Chloorkop.

He was unveiled in the Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday and says he is now looking forward to this new chapter in his career.


Brockie netted over 50 goals for SuperSport United prior to his move to Tshwane rivals Sundowns.

But his failure to settle quickly and the fact that Pitso Mosimane has always had so much quality at his disposal, meant that playing opportunities were at a premium.

And if you did get a chance and did not take it, the wait for the next game turned out to be even longer. But Brockie does not have any regrets over his time in Pretoria.

Ambitious Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia and coach Eric Tinkler also played a role in the move happening.

The club boss spent a large part of Monday on the phone trying to push through the deal, while coach Tinkler is a man that coached Brockie during his time at SuperSport.

There is also another New Zealander at the club in defender Dan Morgan, who the new man also mentioned. The 31-year-old says it is nice to feel wanted by a club.

There is no doubt that a player of Brockie’s calibre can make a difference in the KwaZulu-Natal capital.

Maritzburg have scored just one goal so far this season and are currently third bottom with two points from four games.

Brockie, who will be wearing the number 10 jersey, says he is not feeling any extra pressure. – Report by Thahir Asmal