Former Chapungu, Monomotapa and Gunners defender Asani Nhongo has expressed his desire to return home and join a local club, after spending a season and a half with Mozambique top-flight league side, Liga Muçulmana de Maputo.
Nhongo, who was instrumental in the Warriors Cosafa Cup triumphant performances two years ago has set his eyes at joining Castle Larger Premiership outfit Caps United.
His contract with the reigning Mozambique champions expires tomorrow but he has been offered the option to extend his stay in Maputo.
He however said he could be tempted to return to his adopted base if the new contract is more lucrative.
The Mozambique elite league, the Mocambola, is currently on a mid-season break and the left-back is recharging his batteries in his hometown Shurugwi.
Although dumping cash-rich Liga Muçulmana where he is a regular starter could be a tricky resolution, Nhongo said he is craving for stiff competition.
“There is a lot of money in Mozambique but the standard of football there is far below the Zimbabwean top-flight. I would like to play in a more competitive league, that is why I am contemplating coming back home,” said Nhongo. “My contract expires on June 10 (yesterday) and the club has tabled a new contract for me and I am yet to weigh my options. But honestly speaking I would like to come back home and most preferably join Caps United.”
The club is currently lying on third spot on the 14-team Mocambola league, behind leaders Maxaquene and second-placed Desportivo de Maputo, with three points behind leaders and having played 12 matches so far.