BRYLON BEEFS UP MARITZBURG UNITED GOALKEEPING DEPARTMENT
4 August 2021
Goalkeeper Brylon Petersen plans to hit the ground running at Maritzburg United after having joined the Team of Choice from Kaizer Chiefs.
Born in Pietermaritzburg, this will be Petersen's second stint with the club, and the third time he has worked with head coach Ernst Middendorp.
Eight years older than last time, he's keen to make his mark at Maritzburg.
"It feels good to be here, I was here with coach Ernst before - in 2013 my matric year, I'm from Pietermaritzburg," Brylon explained.
"It feels the same, but with a different aspect now because I am pushing to play, pushing to win a place in the team.It's a bit different, but the general atmosphere is the same. The guys have welcomed me, the coach has welcomed me, so I'm excited for what's ahead.
"There's no need for adjustments, I know the surroundings, I know the area, the people within the city so I'm sure they will welcome back home to the Team of Choice."
Elaborating on his decision to sign for United, Brylon says the relationship he enjoys with coach Ernst made it an easy one. He's also excited to be working with Rowen Fernandez, the former Bafana Bafana shot-stopper who is now our goalkeeping coach.
"I have a working relationship with coach Ernst, off the field as well, because he knows about my studies as well. He was one of the first coaches that helped me, that motivated me to continue my studies after school. So we have a good relationship and he wanted me here, so that's a plus and it motivated me to know that he thinks that I'm good enough to play for his team.
"Coach Rowen Fernandez is a phenomenal coach," Petersen continued. "It's still surreal, you watch him playing for Chiefs, he's a legend, now you get a chance to work with him. So far so good, he's a goods motivator as well.
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