Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia says Zimbabwean international Evans Rusike is more interested in a European move than to ABSA Premiership clubs.

Rusike has attracted interest in the past from a number of big SA clubs like Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns after scoring nine goals in all competitions last season.

“We made our intention very clear,both players have long-term contracts and we will not stand in the way of the players Kadodia told

Kadodia revealed that Rusike was keen to improve himself at Maritzburg before moving to Europe

“Rusike has made it very clear that he prefers going overseas than staying in South Africa so he wants to basically prepare himself for that.

“We firmly believe he needs to prepare himself more to get the attention of clubs in Europe Kadodia added.

Rusike is currently part of the Warriors squad at AFCON 2017.