Zambian international midfielder Justin Zulu is being tipped to become a future star of the Premier Soccer League by his new coach Muhsin Ertugral.
The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal with Abafana Bes’Thende but not yet played as he works on his match fitness.
Zulu had missed much of the pre-season preparations with an ankle injury
“When he comes in, he will add a lot to our side,” said the Arrows coach, fresh from his first win of the season at the weekend over Mamelodi Sundowns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
“He’s a player who can command a game and we are a side who need players on the field to organise.”
Zulu had a short spell previously in Cyprus and five years before that in Israel, but sees South Africa’s Premier Soccer League as a springboard to bigger things in Europe.
“Golden Arrows have given me an opportunity and my responsibility is work hard for the team and put the team first; we want to do well this season,” he said in an interview when he signed in July.
“I’d love to go back again to play overseas but that will only happen if I play well for Arrows.
“I think we are in good shape now and we have good players, so we just have to wait and see what will happen.”
Zulu was a provisional member of Zambia’s squad for the recent African Nations Cup tournament in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, which the Southern African country won.
But he did not make the cut for the final 23 team list.