FORMER Warriors and CAPS United striker Shingi Kawondera will this week start training with champions Dynamos while awaiting his intended move to a United Arab Emirates’ top flight league side.
BY ALBERT MARUFU
Kawondera, who was deemed excess baggage by local Premiership side CAPS United at the end of last season, is likely to join former Highlanders defender Noel Kaseke at struggling UAE’s Pro League side Al Shaab CSC in May.
Kawondera, who scored two goals on his return to the local premiership last season, told Standardsport that the move was being organised by former Highlanders defender Kaseke.
“We are just finalising issues and if all goes well, I will be joining the United Arab Emirates’ top flight league from May. My friend Noel Kaseke is organising the deal. Unfortunately, I cannot give you the name of the club at the moment as that might jeopardise negotiations,” he said.
However, a source close to the player revealed that the player will be joining Al Shaab, which is in the murky waters of relegation.
Kawondera said he hopes to pick up his game which appears to be at its lowest having scored just two goals last season.
“I am not a spent force. It was the CAPS United style of play that failed me last season. Every player was struggling as things just did not work out. Their style of play did not suit me,” he said.
Kawondera said he had already approached the Dynamos technical team with the view of training with the team to keep in shape.
“I am still good enough to play in Europe,” he said.
Kawondera, who turns 31 in July, said he has no intention of joining the Glamour Boys and only wishes to train with the team.
“You cannot rule out anything in football but joining Dynamos is not the plan at the moment. I will train with the team while waiting for a move back to Europe. However, if the opportunity to join the team comes, I will take it,” he said.
The local transfer window closes tomorrow and if Kawondera joins the United Arab Emirates Pro League side he will join former Dynamos son Edward Sadomba who plays for Ittihad Kalba.
The league is also home to Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan who plays for table toppers Al Ain.