Cape Town-born centre-back, Taariq Fielies has become Usuthu’s latest signing after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with an option to renew for a further season.
Club President, Sandile Zungu confirmed the capture of the 31-year-old man from Cape Town City.
“We’re pleased to announce the signing of Taariq Fielies from Cape Town City. He has completed his medicals and will join his teammates with immediate effect,” Zungu said.
“He has been one of the Citizen’s pillars at the heart of defense for over 4 seasons. We welcome him to the team.”
On linking up with fellow new arrival Ben Motshwari and his new teammates, the former Ajax Cape Town and Milano United player beams up with excitement.
“I am looking forward to many challenges, great ones obviously. I know a few guys, and I played with a few guys before and we’re obviously used to seeing one another at the tunnel. Now we’re teammates,” Fielies said.
With suspensions creeping up ever so frequently at this stage of the season, adapting sooner to Spanish tactician, Pablo Franco Martin’s methods, it’s something that is high on the lanky player’s agenda for him to make a strong contribution at Usuthu.
“I think from what I’ve seen, the coach is putting in more of a footballing side. I know AmaZulu likes having the ball, and possession football and I can see the coach is helping them improve on that. I am looking forward to working with him and my new teammates,” he concluded.