Northern League club Hamilton Wanderers have signed Somalia international striker Jama Boss after his return to the Waikato from Australia.
Boss (29) has been a prolific goalscorer for Waikato clubs in the past, with spells at Wanderers, Melville United, and Ngaruawahia United.
He has also played Northern League football for Manukau United, winning the club’s Golden Boot and Player of the Year in 2018, and National League football for WaiBOP United and Tasman United.
Boss is back from Australia, where he joined Victoria National Premier League club St Albans Saints in 2021.
In previous spells at Hamilton Wanderers, Boss scored 27 goals in 64 first team appearances.
Main photo: In his last spell at Wanderers, Jama Boss came up against Auckland City’s Ángel Berlanga in 2020. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.
Alex Rose leaves Wanderers for Australia
Wanderers’ attacking midfielder Alex Rose (25) has headed to Australia to join NPL 1 Northern New South Wales club Broadmeadow Magic.
American Rose joined Wanderers last year after five seasons with University of North Carolina Tar Heels, one of the leading men’s programmes in NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer.
Rose, who was capped by the United States U-19 national team, trained with Major League Soccer franchise Charlotte FC before moving to New Zealand.
He will be Broadmeadow’s new striker for the 2024 season.
His move was helped by the Lee Fratelli agency, based in Auckland/Sydney.
Midfielder Matt Brown signs from Ngaruawahia
Wanderers have also signed England-born midfielder Matt Brown from Lotto NRFL Men’s Championship club Ngaruawahia United.
Brown was awarded United’s MVP award after his performances last season.
Before moving to New Zealand, he played in the United States for West Virginia United.
Wanderers have also signed Welsh winger Taylor Marsh.