Nengomasha heads for Qatar


Kaizer Chiefs and Warriors midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha is on his way to Qatar where he expects to sign for top local side Al Ahly Doha.
The tough tackling midfielder who has been with the Chiefs since joining them in 2002 has probably decided on a lucrative move with an eye on ensuring a comfortable post-football life.
“I am leaving on June 21 if all goes well I will sign, just new challenges to face after eight years at Chiefs,” Nengomasha who was part of the squad called up for the historic friendly against Brazil was quoted as saying.
The former Zimbabwe Crackers and Black Aces player has made 251 appearances for Chiefs and feels it is time to move on.
“In life players and coaches come and go and I think it is my time now to move. I know players normally move to Europe, but I strongly believe this move can work out for me.
“I know the Qatar league is where former Argentina international Gabriel Batistuta played his football so it is definitely a good league and a place where I can take my game to another level,” Nengomasa told South African media. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung said that it will be sad to lose Nengomasha and Valery Nahayo, who will accompany Nengomasha to Qatar, but added that the players, in particular Nengomasha, deserve a big break.
“Well, Tinashe was made an offer in Qatar, but we don’t know how far it will go. We will know next month and as much as it will be sad to lose him, I think he deserves an opportunity to go abroad,” Motaung said.
Meanwhile, Nengomasha who was also called up by coach Norman Mapeza for the Brazil game said the Warriors played well but were made to pay for not taking their chances.
Zimbabwe dominated the first half of their match against the Samba Boys in Harare last Wednesday, and Nengomasha says they should have taken advantage of Brazil’s slow start.
“We showed that we have the talent but we need to improve on our concentration. We should also learn to make the most of our chances.
“The team played well in the first 40 minutes but had lapses in concentration and we conceded goals.
“The coach Norman Mapeza is building up a team with the locals playing in the African Nations Championship and they are showing great potential,” he said.
-Sports Reporter/Online