Soccer: Bayswater City hot shot Giron Marulanda ready ‘for business’ after Indonesian stint

Bayswater City striker Gustavo Giron Marulanda. Picture: Kristie Lim
Bayswater City striker Gustavo Giron Marulanda. Picture: Kristie Lim

FOUR-time National Premier LeaguesWA leading goal scorer Gustavo Giron Marulanda is ready to “get back into business” after returning home to Bayswater City after a one-year stint in Indonesia.

The 30-year-old striker departed Bayswater to join Indonesian Soccer Championship A club Persegres Gresik United at the end of the 2015 season, when the club had just won its third straight premiership.

He also clinched the golden boot as the league’s top goal scorer that same year.

Giron Marulanda said he was excited to wear his number nine kit again.

“It always feels good to be back at home, Bayswater is like home to me,” he said.

“I am pretty excited to be back here and see the boys’ hard work that they have put in towards the season.”

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The three-time premiership star said he wanted to use his experience in Indonesia to help Bayswater return to the top of the league.

“The goal in life is to always take out the positives…obviously, it made me a better person and a mature footballer,” he said.

“At this stage, I just came back so don’t get me wrong, I am not back here to save the boys or something like that.

“It is not only about scoring goals, it is also about setting up goals as well.

“It is definitely one of my goals to score a few goals but the important thing is to make the team back to what it was before.”

Looking ahead at the weekend’s round 2 match against Subiaco, Giron Marulanda said it was important to start on the right foot after City succumbed to a 2-2 draw against Inglewood United last week.

“(Subiaco) have been in the NPL for two years now, we have played them and I have scored a few goals against them,” he said.

“I am always looking forward to playing at home because it is always good to be back at home and it is probably going to be a good turnout.”