The Central Coast Mariners are pleased to announce the signing of Vanuatu international Brian Kaltak for the upcoming Isuzu UTE A-League season as an injury replacement for Moresche.
The 28-year-old has featured 20 times for the Vanuatu national team and has played much of his club football in Oceania. The defender’s career has taken him to New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papau New Guinea.
This is Kaltak’s second stint with the Mariners after he trialled with the club back in April 2022. His trial was unfortunately cut short due to injury, however head coach Nick Montgomery was keen to see the defender return to the Coast.
“Brian trialled with us at the end of last season and was instantly well respected in the group as a player and a person. Unfortunately he injured his knee and our season finished, but my plan was always to bring him back in for pre-season and as an injury replacement for Moresche,” said Montgomery.
“I am delighted to give him this opportunity to play at a level he deserves as he is a big, fast and powerful centre-back who knows how to defend. His personality is infectious and he fits perfectly into the group. He will create competition for places in the backline and we are looking forward to working with him.”
The centre-back has featured throughout the pre-season, looking strong against A-League opposition.
Kaltak and the rest of the Mariners will kick-off the 2022/23 Isuzu Ute A-League Men’s season against the Newcastle Jets on October 8th at Central Coast Stadium.
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