BY FORTUNE MBELE
FORMER Warriors players Danny “Deco” Phiri and goalkeeper Edmore “Zikeeper” Sibanda are still club-searching in South Africa after they were let go by Lamontville Golden Arrows at the end of June.
Their manager Gibson Mahachi yesterday confirmed that the duo is yet to find a home.
“We are still running around to see what can come up, but at the moment the two are yet to get a club. It’s just a matter of time,” Mahachi said.
Mahachi last week took Caps United forward Ishmael Wadi and Young Warriors player Tapiwa Mandinyenya to South Africa’s GladAfrica Championship side JDR Stars.
Mahachi believes Phiri is still up to play in the top league in South Africa.
Phiri’s stay at Golden Arrows was punctuated by injuries. Last August, he suffered a career-threatening knee injury that saw him out for five months.
He, however, bounced back and played to the end of last season in which Golden Arrows ended on position four on the log-table.
He joined Golden Arrows in 2016 from Chicken Inn.
Phiri played 97 matches for Golden Arrows where he was with Sibanda, Knox Mutizwa and Devine Lunga.
Lunga has since moved to champions Mamelodi Sundowns, while Mutizwa remains at Golden Arrows.
Sibanda impressed Golden Arrows at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, but his arrival was blighted by the rise of goalkeeper Sifiso Mlungwana who was promoted from the club’s academy.
Also remaining clubless at the moment is Warriors duo of striker Evans Rusike and midfielder Ovidy Karuru, who have been linked to newly-promoted DStv side Sekhukhune United, who are on a buying spree.
Rusike was axed by SuperSport United, while Karuru’s contract with relegated Black Leopards expired. Like Phiri and Sibanda, the two are free agents.
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