Former Zimbabwe Soccer Star of the Year and Njube Sundowns striker Evans Chikwaikwai’s proposed move to South African First Division side Hanover Park has fallen through and he will now be returning to Mozambique to join top club Costa do Sol.
Costa do Sol is coached by former Dynamos championship-winning coach David Mandigora.
Since returning from Mozambique in August where he had been on loan at champions Liga Muculmana, Chikwaikwai hasn’t played in any official games having found the foreign quota full at Wits.
It was then decided that he be sent on loan to Hanover where he trained for a couple of weeks before leaving and will now be joining Costa do Sol in December ahead of the start of the new season early next year.
“Evans has returned home to Zimbabwe to be with his wife who just recently gave birth, but is proceeding to Mozambique where he will join Costa do Sol. I think he prefers to play in the top league in Mozambique than to be with a First Division team here,” says Wits coach Roger de Sa.
“I spoke with the chairman of Costa do Sol about Evans who is such a good person despite the challenge that we are faced with of not being able to register him because of the foreign quota.”
Hanover Park boss Rieduwaan Anthony had already told KickOff.com that Chikwaikwai is no longer with the club.
Chikwaikwai arrived in South Africa at the beginning of last season after top-scoring in Zimbabwe but was then loaned out to Liga Muculmana where he spent six months, scoring nine goals in 13 matches.