When he joined Tunisian giants Sfaxien from CAPS United, Ronald Chitiyo thought it was smile from the football gods. Little did he know it was actually a curse, as greener pastures proves far from what they seem, leaving the player at the mercy of rejoining the Green Machine.
By Sportbrief Reporter
The slippery midfielder moved to Tunisia in August last year following a stellar performance in the CAF Champions League, but the player’s career has been left in limbo due to the North Africans’ financial troubles.
In an interview with state media, Ronal Chitiyo has since confirmed that he will rejoin Makepekepe as he try to secure other offers.
“The deal has flopped because the club doesn’t want to pay CAPS United. They are facing a financial crisis and they owe players three months’ salaries. Even when I was there it was a huge problem,’’ said Chitiyo.
‘’My return ticket was for January 9 but I didn’t go and other players also decided not to go back. I have a running contract with CAPS United until end of 2018 but should other offers come, CAPS United are willing to let me go.
“The team was banned by FIFA and the ban ended on December 19, but before that they have just been buying players. I was supposed to start playing competitive games this January, unfortunately I am no longer going back,’’ he added.
United has since roped in former players in the calibre of Oscar Machapa, Chris Mverechena, Method Mwanjali, Dominic Mukandi, and Simba Nhivi.
Brian Muzondiwa and Ishmael Wadi have also joined the club as new acquisitions.
Goalkeeper Jorum Muchambo has since been released by the club