Hotto hungry for goals
Deon Hotto is desperate to find the back of the net regularly for his new club, South African Premier Soccer League outfit Bloemfontein Celtic
Hotto made his move to Bloemfontein Celtic after making 23 appearances for another South African side, Golden Arrows, where the winger only managed to score three goals between 2014 and 2016.
The 26-year-old joined Arrows from African Stars in 2014.
Hotto made his debut for his new club a fortnight ago, in a game that Celtic lost 1-0 to Maritzburg United.
“I know I am still new here and I have to impress, given that the competition is high.
“I do not doubt that I can be an influential player, but I also want to score more goals for my new club.
“Scoring three goals in 23 appearances for Arrows as a winger was not such a bad thing, but there is nothing as nice as scoring more goals for your club.
“I think I have settled in well here at the new club and I love the fact that everyone is friendly,” Hotto told the Windhoek Observer during an interview this week.
The player started his career at Swakopmund United in 2009, before joining Swakopmund Football Club the following season and Blue Boys during the 2012/13 season.
He then went on to play for African Stars, where he helped the club win the premier league during the 2013/14 season, before leaving the country to join Golden Arrows in the South African Second Division.
Hotto’s former teammate at Golden Arrows, goalkeeper Maxmilian Mbaeva, also feels that his compatriot will continue doing well in the PSL.
The duo also played together at African Stars, before moving to South Africa.
“He is a very good player, whom I feel and believe can become one of South Africa’s premier league greats.
“Deon was my teammate for a long time, since my days at African Stars, and the national team.
“When he set his sights on something, he goes for it, even if he sometimes faces various obstacles.
“I wish him all the best in his new journey with Bloemfontein Celtic and he must just know I will not do him any favours in goal,” Mbaeva added jokingly.