Nengomasha’s move to Qatar’s Al Ahly put on hold


Warriors international midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha’s intended move to the Middle East has hit a snag.
The Kaizer Chiefs midfield anchorman was poised to move to Qatar club Al Ahly in a lucrative deal that was estimated to be in the region of R4 million.
But South Africa soccer magazine Kick-Off yesterday doused the talk saying “the deal is apparently unlikely to go ahead; meaning Nengomasha is likely to stay at Chiefs for next season”.
The Zimbabwean international, who made his debut back in April 2002 for the Naturena-based side had revealed his anticipated move during the club’s end of the year awards function in Midrand early this month.
He said then: “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 and I’m not sure but I think Roberto Carlos is playing there now, so it is definitely a good league and a place where I can take my game to another level.”
It would appear his dream of connecting with Brazilian Roberto Carlos has been dealt a huge blow as of now.
A member of the Warriors team since blossoming at Chiefs at the turn of the century, Nengomasha was a member of the national team at the 2004 and 2006 African Cup of Nations.
He joined glamour club Chiefs from Motor Action in 2002 with compatriot Kelvin Mushangazhike but the latter left the club after finding the going tough.
One of his achievements in the South African league was being named the 2003-2004 Player of the Year and he was heavily linked with a move to Europe which never materialised.