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Ovidy Karuru Attracts European Interests

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The Zimbabwe Senior men’s soccer team is brewing top drawer products amid revelations that two Scandinavian clubs are interested in acquiring the services of Ovidy Karuru who is currently plying his trade in South Africa.

BY SPORTS REPORTER

The Amazulu midfielderis on the verge of leaving the club before the commencement of the 2017-2018 ABSA Soccer season as he is wanted by two unnamed clubs in Scandinavia.

Scandinavia is a historical and cultural region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethnocultural North Germanic heritage and mutually intelligible North Germanic languages.

The former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder joined Usuthu in the January transfer window, six months after leaving AmaKhosi at the end of 2015/16 season.

Karuru was one of the ‘victims’ of the massive clear-out at Kaizer Chiefs which included Sula Matovu, Morgan Gould, Philani Cele, Bongani Ndulula, Ivan Bukenya, Shandukani Mulovhedzi, Sboniso Gaxa and Levy Mokgothu.

The 28-year-old, who has already been contacted by the overseas outfits, previously played in France for Boulogne and Belgium side OH Leuven before signing for Chiefs prior to the 2014/15 season.

He joined the Durban-based outfit on a one and a half year deal brokered by the his agent, the late Edzai Kasinauyo who succumbed to heart failure on Friday at a local hospital in Johannesburg.

According to reliable sources privy to the player, Karuru is wanted by Danish and Swedis clubs although they are yet to engage his current club on the way forward.

“Ovidy, there’s some interest in him growing in Sweden and Denmark. Unfortunately I can’t give out names but they have made an offer to the player and they intend on speaking to his club,” a source said.

Karuru, who will be part of Zimbabwe’s national team to participate in the Cosafa Castle Cup that is starting on the 25th June in Rusternburg, started 10 out of 13 league matches for Joey Antipas’ side and scored twice as Usuhtu finished fifth in the NFD table.

Another Warrior, Marvellous Nakamba, is also on the verge of joining Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Nakamba, who is currently at Vitesse  is set to undergo medicals in Turkey this week before completing his move.

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