Cowan to play in Kapiti
The top Kapiti Coast United men’s side have reinforced their bid to avoid relegation by luring veteran Adam Cowan to the club.
Cowan joined the Capital Premier league side last month, two weeks after leaving Central League team Wairarapa United.
He holds the record for the most ASB Premiership caps, having played more than 160 games, mostly for the now-defunct YoungHeart Manawatu, but also for Team Wellington.
Cowan has played all over the pitch during his career, but has generally been used as a central midfielder by KCU player-coach Magno Vieira.
He said he was lured to the club by Vieira, who he played with last year at Wairarapa United.
‘‘He was sort of pleading me to come. It’s cool. The boys are a laugh and we’re trying to pick up points where we can.’’
KCU sit nine points behind eighth-placed Miramar Rangers, with five games to go. The bottom two sides are relegated.
Since leaving Wairarapa, Cowan has been building his house outside Palmerston North. He commutes to play in the weekends, but does not train with the team.
Vieira said he was happy to bring Cowan in on a play-only basis, but hoped he would train if he stays next season.