WARRIORS goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro could make a return to the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) as his struggle to join a South African club has seemingly hit a snag.
REPORT BY HENRY MHARA SPORTS REPORTER
The 2005 Soccer Star of the Year reportedly returned home last Sunday after it had become too apparent that no South African club was interested in his services.
Murambadoro, who was part of the Warriors squad in the failed Africa Cup Of Nations campaign last year, last played for Absa Premiership side Wits in the 2011-2012 season.
He did not find a club for the current campaign after he was deemed surplus to requirements at the Braamfontein-based outfit.
Murambadoro’s agent Benjee Nkhato was quoted in the South African media yesterday, saying the player had returned home after spending a few days of the New Year in South Africa.
“Energy hasn’t found a club just yet. He has gone back to Zimbabwe. He left last Sunday. He has been waiting for calls from potential employers, but no club has called him so far,” said Nkhato.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper, who has 27 caps for the Warriors, started his professional career with Harare giants Caps United in 2003 before moving to South Africa where he joined Hellenic in the following season.
After an impressive show for the Warriors at the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia that same year, he was signed by an Israeli club Bnei Sakhnim, but he could not last a season.
He returned home to join Caps United, but after six months, he traced his footsteps back to South Africa where he joined Benoni United.
But barely six months into his contract, the Gokwe-born player rejoined Caps United and played a season before he again went back to South Africa to join Bidvest Wits University until last year, when he was offloaded. During his spell with the “Students”, he was loaned out to Mpumalanga Black Aces in the 2009-2010 season.
Meanwhile, former Gunners defender Byron Madzokere has joined Ronald Chitiyo on trials at Orlando Pirates.
Media reports from South Africa indicate the tall defender started training with the Soweto giants last week.
“The two guys from Zimbabwe are training with us. One guy is more like a winger, while the other plays in defence. The defender looks impressive. He has been doing well so far, although I would like to see him against tougher opposition,” an unnamed Pirates official told the Sowetan newspaper yesterday.
Madzokere has been in search of a move to the Absa Premiership, having tried his luck at both SuperSport United and Chippa United in the past.