Victory's Mahazi reportedly quits football indefinitely

Rashid Mahazi in action for Melbourne Victory this season Source: Getty Images

Melbourne Victory midfielder Rashid Mahazi will reportedly quit football indefinitely for personal reasons, as the club's capture of Rhys Williams is set to be announced.

According to News Corp, Melbourne-born Mahazi is set to travel with family to the country of his father's birth Kenya in December, though the reason is unclear.

It comes three days after the 25-year-old sat on the bench for the Victory's A-League grand-final loss to Sydney FC and would wrap up 73 appearances over four seasons at the club.

Meanwhile, as reported by The World Game yesterday, the Victory have won the battle with Sydney FC over Perth Glory utility Williams' signature.

Williams played just 16 games for the Glory during a turbulent season, with the Sky Blues among numerous clubs that expressed interest in the 28-year-old Socceroos utility.

But they were beaten to the punch by Kevin Muscat's runners-up, who may need central defensive cover given Nick Ansell and Alan Baro are out of contract.

It's understood, the off-contract Williams will join the Victory next season on a two-year deal, which is set to be announced this week.

But left-back and Joe Marston Medallist Daniel Georgievski is on the way out, having signed for Newcastle Jets in March.

Source: AAP