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Chiweshe snaps up Sandaka

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BMC has lost its battle to keep nomadic striker, former AmaZulu and Dynamos striker Sageby Sandaka who has retraced his steps to Gaborone United (GU).

BMC made concerted efforts to keep the talented but wayward Zimbabwean. However, Sandaka told the BMC management he was leaving, despite a fresh, improved offer.

BMC had seemingly rescued Sandaka’s waning career at the beginning of the season, offering him a six-month contract.

He rediscovered his form and has decided to turn his back on a club that offered him the opportunity to shine, while GU — coached by Elvis Chiweshe — had dumped him a season ago.

On Wednesday, the developing saga was closed as Sandaka moved to GU and BMC spokesperson Beach Mooketsane said they were disappointed at losing the player.

“I can confirm that we have failed to agree terms with Sandaka and ended up giving up on him until he left for GU, but I must confess that it was sad to lose him after he had assured us that he would not be going anywhere,” he said.

Mooketsane said he was disappointed with the player’s betrayal after they nurtured him when he arrived from Mochudi Centre Chiefs with his career in the balance.

“We did a lot to restore the player’s form after he was uncertain about his future and the coach exercised patience on him until he fitted into the BMC squad and it is quite disheartening to explain the impact of his departure, but we will soldier on without him,” said Mooketsane.

Asked about GU’s immediate appearance after the player quit, he said that they had long suspected that there was a club countering their offer.

“It implies that the club had been after him and when we thought we were dealing with him. Little did we know that we were dealing with GU,” he said.

He said the search for Sandaka’s replacement had already started.

Sandaka was reportedly seen on Wednesday night with GU officials, thus almost confirming his return to the club. Although impeccable sources said Sandaka had signed with GU, the club’s spokesperson, Lepholetha “City” Senne was cagey with information.

“We are busy with recruitment, but at the moment I am not in a position to confirm or deny Sandaka’s move because I do not have anything official to that effect,” he said.

“Let me reserve further comment on the issue and wait for the right time to come,” he said.

Sandaka’s return to GU might signal the end of Dylan Chivandire’s stay at the club.

GU has exhausted its foreign quota with Ronald Chikomo, Chivandire and new broom Makundiva Sakala in their books. Indications are that Chivandire who previously escaped the chop by a whisker might be sacrificed.

GU declined to shed light on any possible release of one of their foreign players.

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