THE Zimbabwean trio of Devon Chafa, Patson Jaure and Nqobizitha Masuku, currently at Buildcon FC have asked to leave the wealthy Zambian Premiership side due to frustration over lack of game time.
BY HENRY MHARA
They joined at the start of the year, together with goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva, who is set to remain with the club.
George Deda, who facilitated the moves, confirmed that the trio had asked to be released from their contracts, contrary to reports yesterday that suggested that they had been offloaded.
“They have not been offloaded, but have opted out. They want to leave because they are not getting game time. They are not happy,” he said.
Deda was in Zambia last week for discussion on the issue, before his trip was interrupted by a family bereavement.
He is back again in Ndola today, where the discussions are expected to continue.
“We are almost close in finalising the issue of mutual termination. If they terminate, we will see them back in the country.”
But with the local player transfer window already shut, it would be difficult for the trio to find suitors.
While they would be free agents, and could join teams at any time, most teams had already filled up all their slots.
Jaure, Masuku and Mukuruva were the first to be snapped up by the well-resourced Ndola side, before they added Chafa to their squad, whom they spotted when they visited Harare for a pre-season camp at the start of the year.
The three have failed to impose themselves into the squad full of internationals, wooed from across the African continent.