Mushekwi loves life in Sweden


IF there is one player who has all his gods to thank, then it’s Nyasha Mushekwi.

Eleven matches and 10 goals for Swedish side Djurgadens, now those are mouthwatering statistics that make his former club Mamelodi Sundowns certainly green with envy after they had banished the Zimbabwe international to the stands.

On loan for six months, Mushekwi has hit the ground running to make up for lost time and is showing Pitso Mosimane what he is missing, worse after Sundowns failed to defend the South African Absa Premiership in the just-ended season.

On Sunday, the former Caps United hitman was on target in the 39th minute for his club as they drew 1-1 against Malmo to remain in fifth place with 23 points from 13 matches. Magnus Ekreim equalised for Malmo in the 53rd minute.

Djurgarden are now nine points off leaders IFK Göteborg, who are reportedly eyeing Mushekwi and could shell out between $80 000 and $100 000 per month as a salary for the striker.

He has also attracted interest from clubs in Holland and Germany, but his representatives are said to be favouring a move to the more lucrative English Premiership.

While Mushekwi is the man of the moment, his fellow countryman Ovidy Karuru is back home on holiday, but searching for a team for next season after being sent on loan by Kaizer Chiefs.

He could find another team in the Absa Premiership or better still opt to return to Belgium where he has reportedly attracted interest again.

Nyasha Mushekwi Djurgardens Sweden

Mushekwi’s former teammate at Sundowns, Method Mwanjali, has been cleared by the club after they did not exercise the option for another year, but at 32, foreign offers could be tough to come by.

He remains optimistic though, having had a stint at Mpumalanga Black Aces, even earning the captain’s armband.

He was due to move back to Aces in January, but the deal fell through and has spent the last six months training on his own.

In South Africa, that rollercoaster of a team in the Absa Premiership called Chippa United where former Hwange and Warriors defender Erick Chipeta is plying his trade, is looking for a new coach — their 15th in three seasons!

“We will announce the new coach as I”m returning from my leave this week, and we will also make a decision regarding players who will be leaving and staying at the club,” Chippa public relations officer Lukhanyo Mzinzi told KickOff yesterday.

Warriors striker Tendai Ndoro jetted back into Mpumalanga yesterday as Black Aces kicked off their early 2015/2016 pre-season yesterday.

Aces have appointed a new coach, former Kaizer Chiefs mentor Mushin Ertugral and the Turkish has wasted no time in ordering his new players back to work.


  1. Angambomirira zvePremiership iye adaidzwa kuGermany? Wotodya zviripo ipapo not kuda kushamisira.

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