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Angolan for Dynamos?


Dynamos are shopping for strikers to prepare for Takesure Chinyama’s departure who is heavily linked with a move to South African giants Orlando Pirates.

So desperate are the Harare giants to replace their most trusted striker that they have gone searching as far as Angola.

Sources revealed to NewsDay Sport yesterday that Dynamos were courting Angola international Paulo Batista Nsimba, better known as “Ze Kalanga”.

A source said the club executive has already secured a DVD on the Angolan which has been handed to the technical team to have a look at before they can make their move.

“The DVD is already here and it was given to the coach (Kalisto Pasuwa) after the team’s training session yesterday. It looks like they want to buy a seasoned striker to replace Takesure.”

Zambian international and former Orlando Pirates striker, Davies Mwape is also training with Dynamos.

Dynamos secretary-general Raymond Kazembe yesterday admitted they were looking at the two foreign players.

Dynamos are already home to two Zambians, Arthur Kaseloki and Derrick Kabwe, although the two have failed to command first team jerseys.

The 29-year-old Kalanga is currently playing for Angolan top-flight club Clube Recreativo Desportivo do Libolo.
He played for Angola at the 2006 World Cup where he was voted man-of-the-match in his team’s group game against Iran.

He was also part of the team that took part in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

Mwape is a Zambian international forward who has played for clubs in Zambia, South Africa and Tanzania.

The 26-year-old reached his peak when he joined Orlando Pirates in 2006, scoring the winner in the famous “Soweto derby” to win the Vodacom Challenge.

He had spells with FC AK and Jomo Cosmos in South Africa.

Mwape returned to Zambia to play for Zanaco FC and Konkola Blades before moving to Tanzania to play for Young Africans.

Kazembe yesterday revealed that Dynamos were close to signing their long-time target Cliff Sekete.

Dynamos, without their inspirational midfielder Denver Mukamba, who went back to South Africa for further trials with Bidvest Wits University on Wednesday, play their bogey side Blue Rangers at Rufaro Stadium tomorrow.

Chinyama and goalkeeper Washington Arubi, also South African-bound, are available for the match.

Log leaders Highlanders host Caps United at Barbourfields Stadium in arguably the biggest match of the weekend.

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