Attacking midfielder Godfrey Makaruse has hailed the club’s style of play, which he says he enjoyed from his first days as a junior player.
The 24-year-old left-footed midfielder joined Amahlolanyama from City neighbours Amazulu F.C as a 14-year-old promising youngster in 2010 and turned for Bosso’s Under 16 age group.
In 2014 he was promoted to the first team at the age of 18 by former Bosso coach Kelvin Kaindu.
While other players have different reasons why they fall in love with Highlanders, Makaruse says it’s the club’s style of play which stands out for him.
“It has been nice playing for a big club like Highlanders. I have enjoyed being part of this club since my first days as a junior player. What I found interesting about Bosso is the style of play, from the juniors up to the senior team, ” he said.
“I have played under different coaches, but at the end of the day, they all demand entertaining football. I noticed that even at junior level that is how we played, ” he added.
Makaruse who won the 2015 NetOne Easycall Cup, 2019 Independence and the Chibuku Super Cups have had many memorable seasons with Bosso, but the 2014 season remains his favourite.
“I have had many memorable seasons, but the season I was promoted to the first team is the best for me,” he said.
In recent seasons Makaruse has struggled for consistency, but he remains positive.
“I always stay positive, I’m concentrating on my career with the hope of playing in more competitive leagues in the near future,” he said.
While the nation is waiting for the return of local football, Makaruse, just like his other teammates, is busy working on his fitness.
“During this period I try all I can to keep fit. Every morning go for a road run. I also do situps among other things,” he added.