Marere impresses me: Connor


FC Platinum outcast Benjamin Marere appears to be in line for a Caps United move after impressive trials start at the Harare football club.

Marere has been training with the Green Machine for the past three days and yesterday featured for the club in a friendly match against Gunners, and it seems the winger might have done enough to charm manager Sean Connor.

The Irish-born coach yesterday told NewsDay Sport that he had been impressed by Marere.

“He has been training with the team for the past few days. So far so good, he is a good player and he is doing well. We will see how it goes in the coming few days. He still has time to do even better and convince us,” said Connor yesterday.

Marere, who is contracted to Division One side Highfield United but has a running loan deal with FC Platinum until the end of the year, decided to pack his bags at the Zvishavane-based side after he was frozen out of the Caf Champions League squad.

He lost the battle for a place in the team after Platinum signed Allen Gahadzikwa from Motor Action, who also operates from the right. There was even younger competition for Marere with the coming-in of Ali Sadiki and Mitchell Katsvairo.

Marere was initially reported to be training at Highlanders while other reports had linked him with a sensational return to Dynamos.

Connor said preparations for the coming season were going on well.

“From the friendly matches I have played so far I realised that teams here plays on a high tempo. We still have time to work on areas, but we are getting there,” said Connor, whose side lost 3-1 to Gunners yesterday.

“I’m getting what I want from the players; I will not read much into these friendly match results,” he added.