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Danish pain for Clement Matawu

The 26-year-old former Motor Action playmaker made his breakthrough into European league in 2009, when Towarzystwo Sportowe Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala simply known by the abbreviation TSPBB signed him, but two years later Matawu has found himself clubless.

The Bindura-born player, who earned his stripes at the Mighty Bulls moved to Polonia Bytom last year but they have not renewed his contract this season prompting him to start club-hunting again.

Matawu’s handlers said they expected him to tie a deal soon despite failing to land a deal in Europe as he is expected to go for trials with several clubs.

Matawu was part of the seven international players that SønderjyskE has been auditioning in the past three weeks. The club has been trialing American midfielder Conor O’Brien, Czech Republic right back Josef Laštovka, Danish defensive midfielder Jonas Damborg, Senegalese striker Mohamed Soly and Danish and French defenders Martin Pedersen and Kebba Jobarth.

Matawu and the other trialists featured in a pre-season match against German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg last week. The Danish club won the match 2-0. However the Danish club signed O’Brien.

SønderjyskE is home to the another Zimbabwe Warriors player Quincy Antipas. The 2006 Soccer Star of the Year, Matawu has been blighted with injuries and was not part of the Warriors that played Mali in a Nations Cup qualifier, but was largely expected to make a comeback to the senior national club after securing a club.

The little midfielder made a breakthrough in the Polish First League — ranked lower than the country’s top-flight league, the Ekstraklasa — which featured the glamour clubs like Legia Warsaw in 2009 after almost five years of lighting the domestic league.

Matawu has made 29 appearances for the Zimbabwe Warriors. Meanwhile, in another development Zimbabwe international striker Obadiah Tarumbwa is also reportedly hunting for a club after being released by Cyprus top league side Enosis Neon Paralamni.

Former Highlanders player Edward Mashinya has also been released by Cyprus Second Division side Omonia Aradippa and has joined Apop Kinyras Peyias in the same league. Several Zimbabwe internationals are plying their trade in Cyprus, which is known for their love for African players.

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