BY FORTUNE MBELE
CHICKEN Inn are negotiating with Zifa Northern Region Division One side Golden Eagles for the services of defender Pawell Govere who has impressed coach Joey Antipas.
Govere (26) has trained with Chicken Inn this year and club secretary-general Tavengwa Hara yesterday said they were locked in discussions with Golden Eagles and if all goes well, the defender could be registered when the transfer window opens on July 1.
The defender was part of the squad that prepared for the African Nations Championships (Chan) last year after he impressed Warriors gaffer Zdravko Logarušic in a practice match.
Hara also revealed they were tying a few loose ends with former FC Platinum defender Elvis Moyo, who has also been training with the GameCocks.
“Negotiations are still in progress with Golden Eagles for Gowere and the coach has recommended that we sign and register Elvis Moyo. There are one or two outstanding issues regarding his (Moyo) personal terms and once all that is cleared, we will be registering him,” Hara said.
Elvis was with his twin brother, Kelvin, at Chippa United in South Africa before the latter joined Nkana FC in Zambia last year after a Tanzania deal to Simba SC did not materialise.
Chicken Inn did not register injured midfielder Sipho Ndlovu for the Chibuku Super Cup and he is now fit and due for registration when the window opens, while returnee Tafadzwa Kutinyu awaits his international transfer certificate from Guinea where he turned out for Horoya AC.
“We could not register Sipho (Ndlovu) earlier as he was injured, but he is now okay and will also be registered when the window opens just like (Tafadzwa) Kutinyu whose international transfer issues are still pending,” Hara said.
Chicken Inn are still holding on to striker Obriel Chirinda, who went for trials with Lusaka Dynamos in April and the Zambian side is yet to give the GameCocks feedback on the assessment.
Sporting activities were recently suspended due to the new spike in COVID-19 cases, and the Chibuku Super Cup was halted with Chicken Inn primed for the quarter-finals of the tournament, with seven points.
Just like their neighbours Highlanders, Chicken Inn were unbeaten in three games with a win over Bulawayo City and Bulawayo Chiefs and a draw against the Bulawayo giants.
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