Zac Anderson has signed a two-year deal with Emirates Club in the UAE Gulf League.
The 25-year-old, who parted ways with A-League glamour club Sydney FC in May, said he was “over the moon” after linking with one of the Middle East’s iconic outfits.
It represents the next chapter of a promising career for the rugged defender.
After forging his skills as a junior on the Coast, he linked with the Queensland Academy of Sport and then with Gold Coast United.
It was with that now-defunct outfit he made his A-League debut in 2009.
He then relocated to Central Coast Mariners in 2012, where he was part of a 2013 A-League championship-winning team.
Anderson moved to the Sky Blues in 2015 but things didn’t work out for him there, making only nine appearances as the club battled its way through the season.
An Australian under-20 and under-23 representative, sealed the deal with officials in Dubai but on Thursday morning (AEST).
He will be eager to help the side climb the ladder next season, after it finished 12th of 14 teams last campaign.
Compatriot and ex-Socceroos midfielder Brett Holman was part of the team last season.
© 2016 APN | This article first appeared on APN on 30 June 2016.