Cape Town - Ex-Fulham full-back, John Paintsil, will stay at Maritzburg United for another season after it has been confirmed that he has extended his contract by a year.
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The veteran is now 33-years-old but he spent the best years of his career plying his trade in the English Premier League.
He spent two somewhat frustrating years at West Ham United before moving to Fulham where he was ever-present in the right-back spot.
As a national team player he excelled with Ghana in the 2007 World Cup in Germany as they made it through the group stages. In South Africa in 2010 he was one of the experienced players that led a young side through to the quarter-finals before being unceremoniously dumped out by Luis Suarez’s theatrics.
Team manager of Maritzburg United, Quinton Jettoo, told Football411 that the Ghanaian defender has elected to stay on at the KwaZulu-Natal side.
"John has agreed a one-year extension to stay with us. He was an important player for us last season and we wanted to keep him."
He played a big role in helping United secure a top eight finish in the PSL this season - the club’s highest ever finish in the top flight.