Marlin retires to focus on goalkeeper coach role at Black Aces
Posted: 19 May 2015 Time: 11:10
Veteran goalkeeper Calvin Marlin has called time on his playing career to focus on his new role as goalkeeper coach at Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Marlin spent the past season registered as player though he was then elevated to double up as keeper trainer in March following Clive Barker’s demotion. He will now retain the same position under new coach Muhsin Ertugral.
“I think it is time to move on now. I am sure I don’t have to stress about shin-guards anymore,” Marlin tells KickOff.com.
“It is always nice to stay on in football and I am glad that I will still be able to give back to the game that made me who I am today. The next stage for me now is to also try and get myself into courses so that I get to have qualifications. I say this is time to move because I haven’t played a competitive match for the past three years despite the fact that I was attached to clubs.
“I am going out knowing that my career highlights were in winning the Rothmans Cup with a young Ajax Cape Town team back in 2000, then going to the 2002 World Cup and winning the League with Mamelodi Sundowns.”
Marlin last played an official match while on the books of Sundowns on April 21, 2012 against Maritzburg United and is just one of a handful of players to have played over 350 matches in the PSL with his total standing at 376.
At 39, Marlin was the oldest player registered in the PSL during this past season and completed his two years as a Black Aces player without playing any match.