WARRIORS midfielder Denver Mukamba is expected to complete his move to Absa Premiership side Bidvest Wits University today if he passes medicals.
REPORT BY HENRY MHARA SPORTS REPORTER
A source close to the deal revealed that the former Kiglon and Dynamos winger, who arrived at Bidvest on Sunday, underwent medicals yesterday with the results expected this morning.
“The deal is almost done. The only impediment was the results of the medicals which should be out tomorrow (today) morning. If he passes the medicals then he will negotiate personal terms which I don’t think should be any problem,” said the source. “The club is offering a three-year contract.”
No official comment could be obtained from Bidvest while the player’s manager Gibson Mahachi was said to be in a meeting.
However, media reports from South Africa yesterday suggested that Mukamba had completed his move after penning a deal in the morning. Without giving much of the details, a South African football website Soccer Laduma confirmed that Mukamba had joined the Super Diski.
“Wits have completed the signing of Denver Mukamba, with the Zimbabwean adding depth to the squad.
“The 2012 Zimbabwean Footballer of the Year impressed the club on several occasions and concluded the deal after impressing Barker,” reported the website.
Mukamba has been a long-term target for the Braamfontein-based outfit, having first attended trials under former Students’ coach, Roger de Sa.
“The Dynamos Player of the Year returned to the club at the end of last year, where he was assessed by Antonio Lopez Habas, who has since been fired and was replaced by Clive Barker.
“Mukamba has joined his compatriots Thomas Sweswe and Tinashe Nengomasha at Wits, with the 20-year-old expected to add a creative spark to the team.”
The talented player was omitted from Dynamos’ 25-men squad for the Champions League that was submitted to Caf late last year when it had become apparent that he was leaving.
He becomes the first Zimbabwean player to join the Absa Premiership in the current transfer window.
Two other Dynamos players Rodreck Mutuma and Tawanda Muparati have also been linked with moves to South Africa while defender Patson Jaure was linked with a move to South Africa and Turkey, but has since returned home.
Mutuma is expected to leave for Bloemfontein Celtic for trials on Monday, although no official invitation has been received from the South African side, while Muparati is reportedly wanted by newly promoted Chippa United.