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Murambadoro pens Wits contract extension

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Former Warriors and Caps United goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro has signed a new two-year deal at South Africa Absa Premiership football club Bidvest Wits.

The 29-year-old’s contract was due to expire at the end of this month.

“Energy has signed a new contract, the basic two-year contract with an option of a third year,” Wits coach Roger de Sa told Kick-off.

But Murambadoro’s contract renewal has been somewhat overshadowed by the proposed departure of Darren Keet to Belgium and the imminent signing of Emille Baron.

Murambadoro, plucked from Gokwe, made his name at Caps United in 2003, ascending to be the Warriors first choice.

That same year he joined Hellenic in South Africa and impressed leading him to sign for Israeli club Bnei Sakhnin in the 2004/2005 season.

He was back at Caps in 2005 before heading off to Benoni Premier United 12 months later, only to return to Harare after a year.

Murambadoro signed a three-year deal on his arrival at Wits in 2008. The former Zimbabwe first-choice had a brilliant first year but then struggled with injuries in his second, before being loaned to Mpumalanga Black Aces, leaving Keet to hold onto the first choice position.

He battled with injuries again this season, as Keet continued to build his profile as first-choice keeper, but with the latter’s proposed move to Belgium Murambadoro will hope to reclaim the number-one jersey.

He was a member of the Zimbabwean 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished bottom of their group in the first round of competition, thus failing to secure qualification for the quarter-finals.

He also participated at the 2006 African Nations
Cup, with the same outcome.

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