John Paintsil Signs For Maritzburg United

South African club Maritzburg United have confirmed the signing of former Ghanaian international John Paintsil.

The defender was reported to have been training with Chippa United last week but now has sealed a deal which will see him playing for Maritzburg next season.

Maritzburg have now confirmed the signing via their official Twitter account, saying: “The Team of Choice are proud to announce the Signing of Ghanaian, John Pantsil for the 2014 / 2015 PSL Season.”

The former Fulham FC defender failed to impress Polokwane City and a deal to agree terms fell through with the club last year which saw him join Santos in the First National Division instead.

Paintsil -who signs as a free agent- will join fellow Ghanaian counterpart, Mohammed Awal, at the club.