After outstanding form for the Mariners during the last A-League season Bozanic has been named captain of the Olyroos for Sunday's Olympic qualifier against Yemen at Bluetongue Stadium in Gosford.

Selection as skipper continues what has been a whirlwind 12 months for the Central Coast product.

After playing professionally with several clubs in England, Bozanic returned home desperate to establish himself under Graham Arnold at the Mariners.

After a steady start, the midfielder was outstanding during the second half of the season as the Mariners went all the way to grand final.

Bozanic formed a key part of one of the best midfield combinations in the competition.

Now his focus is on guiding Australia to next year's London Olympics starting with a big performance against the unpredictable Yemen on Sunday.

"Everyone dreams of playing for Australia and to get a chance to do that at home and be captain is a bonus," Bozanic said.

"Hopefully we can get our campaign off to a good start in front of a big crowd. We've trained well and will be ready to go on Sunday."

Bozanic played 60 minutes in a training match against Singapore at Blacktown on Tuesday and was happy with his performance.

He did not score in the 6-0 whitewash but had plenty of good touches during his 60 minutes on the field.

There is a real Central Coast Mariners connection with the Olyroos.

Mustafa Amini and Sam Gallagher are also in the squad along with former Mariners goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne, who is now playing Brisbane.