FIVE players from the Southern Region Division One outfit Talen Vision and one from Premier Soccer League bound Bantu Rovers will travel to Eastern Europe to further their careers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
BY SAKHELENI NXUMALO
Talen Vision players Njabulo Mpofu (21), Mbekezeli Sibanda (21), Tawanda Muchaya (22), Patrick Kingambo (19) and Leroy Munyorove (18), are set to leave the country on January 21 together with Bantu Rovers utility player, Chrispen Ncube for a three month attachment period.
Mpofu, Sibanda, Muchaya and Ncube will be attached to Talen Vision’s sister club FC Vion in Slovakia, while Congolese national, Kingambo and Munyorove will join Czech second tier league outfit, MFK Frydek Mistek A.S.
Talen Vision team manager, Juma Phiri said chances were high that Kingambo and Munyorove would be signed immediately after their arrival at MFK Frydek Mistek A.S, while the other four will have to impress during their stay with FC Vion to get deals.
“Patrick and Leroy impressed the scouts from the Czech Republic that came here last year and theirs is almost a done deal, while the other guys will be on attachment and have to try and impress during the time they will spend in Slovakia,” Phiri said.
Former Zimbabwe youth international, Ncube caught the eye of FC Vion officials during the Joshua Nkomo Trukumb Top 8 Cup Tournament and an agreement was struck between his parent club Bantu Rovers and Talen Vision for him to go on
attachment in Slovakia.
Initially it was just the trio of Mpofu, Sibanda and Muchaya who were earmarked to travel to Slovakia for attachment at FC Vion, but Kingambo and Munyorove gate-crashed their way into the travelling party after impressing the Talen Vision leadership during trial stints at the ambitious first division outfit.
The six players will be accompanied by Talen Vision secretary Mishoni Tsabalaka.