Local News 12.8.2016 02:18 pm

Fileccia delighted to play alongside Rusike

 Andrea Fileccia celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Andrea Fileccia celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Belgium born striker Andrea Fileccia looks forward to forming a strong striking partnership with Evans Rusike at Maritzburg United this coming season.

Feleccia has reunited with coach Ernst Middendorp at the Team of Choice after the two had a successful stint at Free State Stars in the 2015/16 season.

“He (Rusike) is a very good player, very strong and he can score goals. I think as a team we will do well,” Fileccia told the club’s website.

Reflecting on his first season in playing in South Africa where he managed to score six goals and stood a chance to finish as the league’s top goal scorer before suffering from a long term injury, Fileccia said he will not cry over spilled milk.

“What is done is done,” he said. “Last season is gone. This is a new year and there are some new players. The coach knows all the players very well, and as players we believe one hundred percent in ourselves.

“I don’t want to set a target. I will take it game after game, and I think that the pitch will talk for me, but I am confident for this season.

“We have a very strong team and the spirit is good. This season is going to be very different from last season.”



FS Stars 0-2 Chiefs
Arrows 1-1 SuperSport Utd
Baroka 1-4 Chippa Utd
Highlands 1-1 CT City


Arrows vs Chippa Utd
FS Stars vs Maritzburg Utd
P Stars vs Celtic
Chiefs vs Ajax CT

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# Team GP Pts
1 Kaizer Chiefs 5 10
2 Arrows 5 10
3 Orlando Pirates 4 8
4 Cape Town City 5 8
5 Polokwane City 5 8
6 Chippa United 3 7
7 Bidvest Wits 3 7
8 SuperSport United 5 6
9 Platinum Stars 4 5
10 Highlands Park 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 5 4
12 Baroka FC 5 4
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 5 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1