Cape Town City’s Craig Martin will join the club’s ‘100 Club’ when he plays against SuperSport United in the DStv Premiership this weekend.
It has been an amazing run for the Kensington player, who was playing amateur football five years ago. He will join Thamsanqa Mkhize, Thabo Nodada, Taariq Fielies and former player Roland Putsche as players who have made 100 appearances for the club.
Having been given a chance at City, he has seized his chances and was recently called up to the Bafana Bafana squad for the first time, though didn’t earn a cap in the recent Afcon qualifiers.
“For me joining Cape Town City felt good,” Martin told the media at a press conference to commemorate the occasion.
“For me playing for my first professional club, coming from amateur, playing for Hellenic, playing for Glendene, I didn’t know what it would feels like to be in a PSL team.”
Martin was originally meant to join the Diski team, but he impressed then-coach Benni McCarthy and his then-assistant Ian Taylor, and was drafted into the first team squad.
“For me that month of trial was showing me that I can make it, and by getting the boss and the coach seeing it and giving me the opportunity, coming here but even just being here, it was nice and look at where I am today, at game one hundred and I can’t say thank you enough for the opportunity.”