Passes Amazulu Medical
Short crisp passer Dulee Johnson is on his way to the
Premier Soccer League (PSL) of South Africa as the 27 year
old has passed a medical with modest outfit Amazulu FC.
The former BK Hacken Trequartista whose career has been
downhill in recent years as he has since being labelled a
"trouble maker' has passed a medical with the South African
top flight club and is now concluding arrangement with the
club to pen a final deal.
Acoording to report from the land of World Cup 2010, the
player's representative and the club are gone more than 75%
in the deal as the club look forward to augment their
creative department in the ensuing season.
Further report have it that Dulee who is now a free agent
after being axed by his last club De Graafschap in the
Netherlands has being encouraged to join the South African
club through its Swedish coach Roger Palmgren who had stints
with the national teams of Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
Amazulu ended at the 14th spot last season and will be
hoping to improve their standings on the log next term.
Founded in 1932 by Zulu migrant workers, the club have the
Moses Mabhida stadium as their home ground and are nicknamed
Usuthu confirmed the signing of the veteran midfielder this
week, and he becomes the club's third new arrival of the
off-season, following Prince Hlela and Sifiso Vilakazi in
penning full-time deals in Durban.
"I came over to South Africa and I saw the club and the
facilities before I signed. I know Roger; he's from Sweden,
he speaks Swedish, I speak Swedish as well. I felt
comfortable with the training staff and the players. It is a
family team and I like that," Johnson told Football411.
The playmaker has spent his entire career in Europe after he
was taken to Italy as a 13-year-old by Liberian legend
George Weah, and the player, now 27, hopes to use his
experience to help Amazulu achieve their objections this
He said: "It is not going to be easy; there are a lot of
good players in South Africa. I have a good friend, Anthony
Laffor, who told me about the league. It is difficult but I
know with hard work we can surprise a few teams."
He added: "I have tried to follow the league a little bit. I
know teams like Pirates and Chiefs have good players. I love
to win and I am here to help the team win."
The former Maccabi Tel Aviv man, who signed a two-year deal
at the Durban-based outfit, could make his debut against
Manchester United in a friendly at the Moses Mabhida Stadium
on Wednesday night.
Johnson says despite playing against many top teams during
his time in Europe, it is a privilege to turn out against
the Premier League giants.
"It's a great opportunity; they are one of the best clubs in
the world. I am really looking forward to playing against
them," he said.
Meanwhile, Palmgren says playing the Red Devils is a
fantastic opportunity, but he is focusing intently on the
start of the league.
"It is a great honour to play them. It's nice to chance to
see how far we are from the big European clubs, but we are
not going to focus too much on them, the importance is the
league, that is what we are building for," Palmgren said.