Chidzambwa wary of Nkatha injury


Black Leopards mentor and former Zimbabwean national team coach Sunday Chidzambwa is a worried man over Kingston Nkatha’s injury as their next tricky encounter against Kaizer Chiefs over the weekend fast approaches.

Nkatha picked an injury in a nil-all draw against high-flying Maritzburg United three weeks ago in Limpopo.

“I am very worried with his injury and I hope the doctors are doing their level best to have him fit for our next encounter as it is a crucial one. He has done his best so far since he signed for us,” he said.

Nkatha, a former Buymore and Caps FC player, who once worked with Chidzambwa at Free State Stars signed for Leopards this season after Lidoda Duvha boys were promoted into the top flight league under the tutelage of the former Zimbabwean national team coach.

Nkatha was the hero of the day for Leopards three weeks ago when he grabbed a brace to secure a 2-2 draw against Platinum Stars.

Meanwhile, Bloemfontein Celtics coach Clint Larsen, says he still wants to assess 23-year-old Zimbabwean international and former Monomotapa attacking mid-fielder Darryl Nyandoro after impressing during his brief trial stint at the Free State-based outfit.

But the sticking issue is he can’t be located!

“We are still interested in Nyandoro. He is a good player and we want to have a look at him again. The last time we heard from him he was trying to get his clearance from TP Mazembe, but we haven’t heard anything from him since then. He has just disappeared without saying anything to us,” said Larsen.

During his brief trial stint at Celtics, Nyandoro played a starring role which saw Celtic dispatching University of Pretoria 3-0 in a friendly match where he scored a brace at the LC de Villiers Stadium in Pretoria.

He is one of the four Zimbabweans who attended trials at Celtics with compatriots Justice Majabvi, Martin Vengesai and Chris Samakweri.

Nyandoro started his professional career at Monomotapa winning the league championship with them in 2008.

He was an integral part of the Zimbabwe U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams. He earned some considerable success with the national junior teams, popularly known as the Young Warriors.

Nyandoro has one senior national team cap under his belt, but ever since moving to TP Mazembe, he has struggled to find game time.