Kotze searching for new club in SA

• By Michael Uugwanga

FREE agent Marius Kotze is currently training at a club in Johannesburg in order to secure a contract with the team, of which he has been training with since moving there just over a month ago.

The 27-year-old playmaker last played club football for Tigers FC in the Namibia Premier Football League (NPFL) last year, after joining them from African Stars FC.

With the future of the NPFL still in limbo since last year despite reports that the league is set to start in March, the player decided to make his own move by relocating to the neighbouring country in search for greener pastures as football is the only source of income for many Namibian footballers, and Kotze is no exception.

He also has vast experience having played in the premier continental competition that is the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League with African Stars in the 2018/2019 season.

He also won numerous domestic cup competitions including the league title with African Stars.

Speaking to Confidente this week, Kotze confirmed that he is in Johannesburg in search of a contract and that he will only name the club once he has signed with it.

“It is now a month and few days that I am in Johannesburg and I am still working hard to sign a contract. Everything is fine here in Johannesburg. I am training with a team here with the aim of picking up some fitness, since there has been no football back home.

“I cannot reveal the name of the team as of now, but all I can confirm is that I am training with a certain team, and I am very happy to be here. I will only announce the name of the team once everything is in order, and people can expect good news from me.

“I have been a free agent ever since I left African Stars, with Tigers being the last club I played for in the transitional league (NPFL),” Kotze.

Kotze who is undoubtedly a marvel to watch on his best day said that he still dreams of playing for the Brave Warriors.

Once he secures a contract in South Africa, his dream of representing the Brave Warriors could maybe come true.

“I am hoping to get back to the national team, which is still my dream to help the national team win matches,” said Kotze.