Cape Town - Henrico Botes is a happy man after extending his
Bidvest Wits stay for another season having signed a new one-year deal.
“Obviously this is good for me and I’m very happy that the
team has given me a new contract to continue playing at the highest level,”
Botes told Sport24.
The 35-year-old striker said he is motivated by veterans
such as Siyabonga Nomvethe, who continue to deliver even in their late 30s.
“I do not see a reason why I should not keep playing at my
age when you have veterans such as Nomvethe still performing so well at their
age. As long as you look after your body then you can continue to perform at
this level for a long time.”
The Namibian-born player, who has also played for Moroka
Swallows and Platinum stars, said he was keen to repay Wits by helping the team
challenge for honours in the new season.
“We all know that Gavin Hunt is a coach who likes to win and
it’s obvious that the team will be stronger in the new season as he has not won
anything since coming to Wits,” said the striker.
“I believe that the team will be in good shape to push even
harder in the new season and I’m also motivated to contribute by giving my best
for every match,” he said.