Henrico Botes, It feels like I never been away

Henrico Botes, It feels like I never been away

Henrico BotesVeteran Platinum Stars striker Henrico Botes is relishing playing for the club again after re-signing from Bidvest Wits.

The 37-year-old turned out for Dikwena from 2007 to 2014 before joining the Students. But the former Namibian international is now back with the club upbeat and rearing to go.

“I have been welcomed nicely,”I know a lot of people at the club. It’s been great the week and half that I have been back. I am looking forward to a new season.

“There are guys who are still here from the time when I was here the likes of Vuyo Mere, Solomon Mathe and Sibusiso Mosomi. The same team spirit and culture are still here. It feels like I never been away. Hopefully we can make good memories again.”

With over 10 years experience in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), Botes is adamant that the team that coach Cavin Johnson has assembled will do better in the league next season.

Johnson has a team comprising youngsters and experienced campaigners. The former captain of Namibia is relishing the prospect of competing and working with youngsters at the club.

He continued: “My role is much more than just playing. It’s guiding youngsters. There are a lot of talented youngsters at the club this time around. As senior players we got a big job to try and guide them in making Stars competitive.

“Last time when I was here, there were a lot of experienced players than youngsters. This time around there is a lot of youngsters. There’s a lot of excitement. We just need to get the right combinations together. I think this is the step in the right direction.

Article:Madoda Ntuli

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