27 October 2008 


"My main goal for Maritzburg United is to keep a clean sheet and make sure that I add value, as to pay back to the Directors and Coach of the “Team of Choice” for giving me the opportunity to play in South Africa.

I believe we have a talented and capable squad and a knowledgeable Coach in Gordon Igesund to map out victories for the “Team of Choice”.

We have had a great start to the season and I personally believe if we continue with the same momentum we will be on track for a memorable season. I see United creating waves and surprising a number of the more fancied teams, like we did against storied club Kaizer Chiefs, my first official game for United

Another plus factor that has impressed and motivates me is to perform for this team is the way the Club is run. The Directors of the Club are very professional in their approach. Their administration is well structured and helpful from the receptionist to the Team Manager. My team mates also display a high level of work ethic and share the same goals I have set.

I now know why Head Coach Igesund is the most successful Coach in South Africa He has an in depth understanding of the game and how to get the best out of his players. Tactically he is astute and his insight to each game is astounding.

Goal Keeper Coach Imanuel Gottlieb also a foreigner from Nambia has also given me confidence and I enjoy his training sessions. All together with Assistant Coach, Clinton Larsen the team has a formidable coaching staff supported with a highly qualified technical team.

For some history, I graduated from Clemson University,in 2005 and as undergraduate played for Tigers F.C. under respected American Coach, Trevor Adair. At about the same time I was back up keeper to the USA Olympic Team and to New England Goal Keeper, Doug Warren. After graduating I transferred to College of Charleston, where I played for the Cougars F.C. and was their first choice keeper.

In 2006 I was signed by Miami F.C., as a rookie I had three starts and played 5 games, logging 413 minutes game time. I also played in friendly games against Spain’s Alavez, as well as Brazil’s Ituano and Barueri.

2007 was somewhat of a golden year when I helped Cleveland City Stars F.C. to a semi-final appearance in its inaugural season. I was awarded the 2007 USL GAA champion for lowest goals conceded, as well as the USL Player of the Week and twice named Team of the Week. Before to coming to South Africa I aided Cleveland City Stars on the road to the 2008 USL Second Division National Championship.

I feel chuffed that I played with Godfrey Turnoff at Cleveland City Stars who is from Pietermaritzburg, I am told that he lives in Eastwood. I hope to link up with him when he comes home after the USA League season for the holidays.

I must also comment on our “sea of blue” their presence excites me, as a player I thrive on supporters urging me on. The team and I need you for your continued vocal support.

I have adapted to this beautiful city and as well as the ideal accommodation that the Club has provided for me. The KFC and Macdonalds outlets is a reminder of home, I have settled and the mission is underway. See you on the grounds and keep rooting for me."