Arubi extends Dynamos stay

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Reigning Castle Lager Footballer of the Year Washington Arubi has finally ended several months of speculation about his future at champions Dynamos after committing himself to the club for another season.

Arubi, whose future at the Harare giants had been thrown into doubt after he was linked to a number of foreign clubs, signed a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Dynamos secretary Ray Kazembe confirmed that Arubi had signed the contract.

“It’s a done deal,” said Kazembe. “He signed a one-year deal. He is happy with it and we are also happy.”

The development comes at a time Dynamos are preparing for their African Champions League first round clash against Mozambique’s Liga Muculmuna.
The goalkeeper’s contract with Dynamos had expired on December 31 last year.

He had been loaned to the Harare giants by Division One side Highfield United for one season, but the goalkeeper bought himself out of the deal with United following a contractual dispute.

Arubi, who was registered by the 1998 African Champions League finalists for this year’s Champions League, paid US$5 000 to become a free agent.

Highfield United were arguing they had a contract with the player which was due to expire in 2013 and wanted 10% of his sale fee if he joined another club.

Arubi has been linked to some clubs in Europe following his good performance last season which saw him being voted Footballer of the Year. He had trials with South African Premier Soccer League side Platinum Stars, but so far nothing has come out of it.