Aus­trian mae­stro Putsche is Mr Serendip­ity

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT - ROD­NEY REINERS as­sist un­der-priv­i­leged kids at the Young Bafana Soc­cer Academy in Som­er­set West. But, with City be­ing es­tab­lished at the same time, he went to the club on trial, in the hope of play­ing some foot­ball, too. Club boss John Comi­tis and for­mer

WHEN Cape Town City look up the word “serendip­ity” in the dic­tionary, they are likely to find the face of Aus­trian mid­fielder Roland Putsche star­ing up from the page.

Putsche made a sen­sa­tional start to his PSL ca­reer.

Co­in­ci­dence, fluke or serendip­i­tous, call it what you will, City aren’t com­plain­ing. They have found a gem, who has quickly be­come an in­te­gral part of the squad.

Af­ter the 26-year-old’s con­tract with Wolfs­berger AC in the Aus­trian Bun­desliga ended last year, he set off on an African ad­ven­ture. He wanted to travel, learn more about life, and

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