Contrasting fortunes for Parusnath


Golden Arrows industrious midfielder Brandon Parusnath has described the 2020/21 Dstv Premiership season as an improvement to his game and maximizing his efforts.

The 26-year-old player featured in 29 league matches this season and he was a pivotal part in Mandla Ncikazi’s troops this season.

In his open interview with FARPost the Durban-born player opened up about the goals he had for this season, missing out on national team call-ups and his team’s strides for the season.

“I was really happy with my performance this season, I still believe there’s so much more I can give, you know and coach Mandla has echoed that people have not seen the best of Brandon,” he reflected.

“It was really an amazing season for me, I grew so much more with the opportunities I was given, the game time compared to last season has increased.”

“Obviously now it’s about taking it to the next level and actually grow more and more,” said Parusnath.

With the team finishing fourth on the Dstv Premiership league table, this came as a disappointment for the team as they were eyeing continental football.

“Yeah, it was really disappointing not to finish as high as possible, that being third position. When we started the season our goals was top eight comfortably.

“But as the season went on, everybody could see where we are in the league. It is disappointing but at the same time there’s so much positives we can take out of this season.”

“Going to the next season, we can just kick on and hopefully we can challenge not for just top three, but to try and challenge for the league,” added Parusnath.

After yet another Bafana snub, with the new technical team in charge, after such an impressive and consistent performance the player believes it’s just a matter of time.

“The truth is you know, I’m a firm believer, so if it’s God’s time for you then things will happen.

“When you look at the performances that were good enough you are hoping your name will be part of of the list, but at the same time it’s not something to hold on to or to be disappointed. ”

“There were a couple of people who mentioned that I could be nominated for the midfielder of the season, so if it came it came. At the end of the day if it did happen I’d have been more than proud to be nominated.

“But I’m just happy in myself that I could keep performances this season that were making people take a slight notice of me,” he said.

“There is always plenty more opportunities to come by in the months to come, so you just gotta be happy of what you’ve done this season,” echoed Parusnath.

The former Arrows MDC player did not hide the fact that it has always been his dream to play for a big team, but he maintains that he is focused on Arrows for now.

“Look I’m contracted with Arrows for the moment in time, I’m here in Durban, I’m here with the team and this is my home and I’ve always been comfortable here.

“As a young boy, your dream is always to play for a big team in South Africa or anywhere else in the world, so like I said I’m just happy with season I had with Arrows.

“The big teams in the country, it’s more easy to get a love abroad from them, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

“I can’t be more grateful to the technical team and the chairlady (Mato Madlala) for the opportunity they gave me this season and God willing we’ll see what’s in store for the future.

“My contract ends soon but I have not spoken to the chairlady, so we’ll see what happens in the near future,” concluded Parusnath.

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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