HARARE City Football club chairman Leslie Gwindi said Silas Songani is free to join a club of his choice.
The midfielder was City’s talisman last season, guiding the team to a third place finish in the league.
Songani is currently on trials with Swedish side Sønderjyske and is expected back in the country on Sunday. He also had trials with South African Absa Premiership side Maritzburg United in recent weeks.
Back home, the speedy winger remains one of the hottest properties on the market with FC Platinum and Dynamos reportedly competing for his signature.
FC Platinum spokesperson Chido Chizondo told NewsDay Sport last week that they had offered Songani a two-year contract believed to be worth over $45 000.
However, one of Songani’s handlers confided to NewsDay Sport yesterday that a member of the Dynamos executive had offered an even bigger amount.
City chairman Gwindi yesterday revealed that Songani’s contract ended on December 31 and there was very little chance that they would
“We are in the business of developing talent and I think we did our part on Songani,” Gwindi said.
“He is no longer our player because his contract expired in December, so if he receives a better offer from elsewhere and decides to move away, then it’s his choice.
“He was our best player last season, but we will not stand in his way. All the clubs are free to negotiate with him. We have started our pre-season training without him and I can safely say we are fine, better actually.”
City have been doing their transfer business quietly.
They are believed to have snapped up former Quelaton and FC Platinum midfielder Mhleli Sibanda.
“We are currently in the process of reviewing players’ contracts. Some players will be retained and some will definitely be released.
We will obviously bring in some new players to strengthen the squad. We will unveil all the new players to the media when the time is right,” said Gwindi.
City has roped in former Motor Action assistant coach David George to work with coach Bigboy Mawiwi next season.
Gwindi again refused to be drawn into that discussion.