DYNAMOS young striker Thomas Kadyaridzire could join rivals Highlanders, after he was spotted training with the Bulawayo giants.
BY FORTUNE MBELE
The youngster, who turns 19 in July, signed with Dynamos at the beginning of last season, but did not get enough game time, prompting his manager Gibson Mahachi to move him to Highlanders.
He is currently training with Bosso wih the hope of impressing stand-in coaches Amini Soma-Phiri and Cosmas Zulu before Dutchman Elroy Akbay receives his work permit.
Sources said the young forward is keen on joining Highlanders after failing to get game time in the capital.
Mahachi confirmed his client, Kadyaridzire, together with 18-year-old left-back, Ronald Sibanda, are at Highlanders.
“Kadyaridzire was on a one-year (renewable) contract with Dynamos. He is now trying his luck at Highlanders. He has been training with Highlanders for two days. He started on Tuesday. I took him to Highlanders with another boy, Ronald Sibanda, a very talented left-back, who has just finished school. All I can say is that they are being assessed by the coaches at Highlanders,” he said.
Sibanda is also from Harare.
Kadyaridzire, a product of Total Football Academy in Harare, impressed coaches with his scoring prowess during the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games in December 2014, where he finished the tournament as Zimbabwe’s top goalscorer, with four goals.
The following year, the Glamour Boys pounced on him and he signed a three-year contract, renewable annually.
Kadyaridzire joined Total Football Academy in 2011 and was voted player of the tournament in VW Juniors tournament in that year.
The following year and in 2013, he was first runner-up to the player of year at Total Football Academy and winning the top goalscorer award for his team in the Sunrise Under-17 tournament.
His CV also includes being the best young player of the tournament in the Harare Safari Cup and top goalscorer in the Harare Province Junior Football League Under-17 Tournament.
Meanwhile, Mahachi said he would be meeting with South African Premier Soccer League side Bidvest Wits officials to discuss a contract for Highlanders’ striker Knox Mutizwa.