FC Platinum’s Wisdom Mutasa will miss Saturday’s African Nations Championships (Chan) preliminary round, second leg qualifier against the Comoros Island as he is undergoing trials in Slovakia with top-flight side FC Senica.
Also in the same country is his teammate at Pure Platinum Play, Walter Musona, as the two Under-23 players seek greener pastures ahead of the opening of the European transfer window tomorrow.
The duo could also miss the first leg, if they don’t make the grade, of the Under-23 Championship qualifier against South Africa as they will be taken through their paces for the next three weeks, according to the club’s official website.
While their departure could be a big blow to FC Platinum, the Zvishavane side has been steadily exporting players to other countries, Joel Mogorosi to Bloemfontein Celtic in the South African Absa Premiership and Ali Sadiki to the Democratic Republic of Congo giants TP Mazembe.
Striker Donald Ngoma is also set to sign for Young Africans of Tanzania as he was set to start his medicals yesterday.
In Denmark, top-flight side Hobro IK continues to snare Zimbabwean talent.
After Quincy Antipas and Ronald Pfumbidzai, another Zimbabwean youngster from the Bidvest Wits academy in South Africa, Tanaka Chinyahara (19), has been given a developmental contract at the club.
He arrived in South Africa at the age of 14 and at the Kaizer Chiefs academy, which was disbanded in 2010, before he was released and snapped by the Wits academy.
Hobro scouts, who were in Zimbabwe early this year, later spotted the boy when he was taking part in the junior tournament last year.
Chinyahara, according to reports, will join the Danes on a development contract, a similar situation to Bafana Bafana international Lebogang Phiri, who went from Wits to Brondby in Denmark in 2013
“I am very happy to make this breakthrough. I think it’s a big chance for me because I have always dreamed of playing in Europe some day,” Chinyahara told Saturday Herald.
“So, I want to do well at Hobro. That’s my immediate goal. I don’t aim to end there. I have huge dreams. Liverpool has always been my dream destination.”
Hobro finished seventh in the Danish league last season. They do already have one former Zimbabwe international on their books, in Antipas.
Reports from South Africa suggest SuperSport United have offered former Dynamos goalkeeper George Chigova to Polokwane City as part of a swap deal involving striker Puleng Tlolane.
Chigova did not play last season, while fellow striker spent the second half of last season on loan at University of Pretoria.
“The clubs [Polokwane City and SuperSport] are still talking,” a source at SuperSport told Kick Off. “Tlolane has remained a SuperSport target since the last transfer window period in January.”
Source : NewsDay Zimbabwe