Mario Booysen signs Usuthu contract

The 31-year-old central defender will soon be donning the club’s green Ingonyama colours this season after penning a two-year deal on 17 October 2019.

The towering defender has welcomed the challenge ahead and has promised the Usuthu faithful dedicated service.

“Where it comes to the AmaZulu family it has always been a pleasure playing against them. It’s going to be nice playing for them now.”

“I can see that they support, they stick to it, they stick with the players. It’s always good because you can see that they’re passionate, they’re always there through the ups and downs, and that is something that you can take.”

“Obviously, that is why you want to play as a footballer, always for the team and for the supporters to keep them happy and keep them coming to the field. From my observation I can see they’re passionate about the team, they love the club,” said Booysen.

The experienced Cape Town born man may have to hit the ground running at Usuthu as Jozef Vukusic’s men have a Telkom Knockout last 16 date against Mamelodi Sundowns on 20 October in Pretoria.

Seven days after the cup competition AmaZulu travel to Polokwane for a tricky Absa Premiership bout against Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Booysen also said he has made the most of the full two weeks he has had to imbibe some of his new coach’s guidance within the Usuthu kraal.

“What the coach wants is obviously for me to be a leader, to contribute to the team and help the players around me. I have played some friendly matches and have got to understand what the coach wants from us, individually and as a group.”

“For me it’s just to work hard. Since the day I came here it’s been about working hard and even improving as a player,” he added.

Booysen has turned out for Supersport United, Maritzburg United, Mamelodi Sundowns, Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs.

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