Sekete, a Soccer Star of the Year finalist this year has been a prime target for FC Platinum, Dynamos, Hwange and Motor Action, but has thrown his allegiance to Gunners whom he helped survive relegation.
The 19-year-old has been a revelation at the club, catching the eyes of every coach in the local league.
Gunners have already lost Quadr Amini, Mitchell Katsviro and Ali Sadiki to FC Platinum while Dynamos have snatched big goalkeeper George Chigova.
Together with other youngsters such as Young Warriors captain Amini, Katsvairo and Sadiki, the team under Moses Chunga turned from a relegation-threatened side to being championship contenders.
They even beat then log leaders FC Platinum in the run up to the title thereby putting spanners in the platinum miners’ hopes of winning the title in their debut season.
“I know a number of players believe that they can be spotted by bigger clubs if the play in the Champions League. But for me it’s a different issue. All the clubs offered me good packages but I feel it’s not the right time for me to make a move.
“I am looking forward to making a move in six months’ time after playing for Gunners in the 2012 soccer season. I am targeting a move to Europe and if the worse comes to the worst, I will have to join the great track to South Africa,” Sekete, who was a runner up in the Rookie of the Year category told Standardsport. He was also voted Player of the Year at his club, Gunners.
Mupandare backs Cliff sekete’s move
Commenting on Sekete’s decision to stay at Gunners, the Gunners team manager, Wellington Mupandare said he thought it was a brilliant decision from the young man.
“All the four clubs were jostling for his signature but he told us that he was not willing to leave the club that gave him fame to join any other club in the country. He wants to make a move in June next year where he will be going to Europe while South Africa will be his last option,” Mupandare said.