ZIMBABWE international striker Edward Sadomba has opened up about the future of his football career after the expiration of his six month loan deal at United Arab Emirates (UAE) side Kalba FC, as well as his business ventures.
BY Brian Nkiwane
The former Dynamos striker, winner of the Golden Boot in the 2011 African Champions League and the 2012 African Confederations Cup moved to Kalba FC last year on a six months deal from Al Hilal, after his intended move to Egyptian giants Al Ahly had collapsed.
The tear-away winger, who is back home, revealed to Standardsport that his management was listening to offers from within the continent, Qatar and the UAE.
“There are high chances that I might be going back to the UAE. My management told me that they have been listening to these offers and are set to make a decision before the soccer season starts. But there are a number of things that as a family we have to consider before putting pen to paper that include education for my two children. In Sudan the situation was good because they had an international school curriculum, as well as in UAE. There are a lot of things that you have to consider before deciding to make a move,” Sadomba said.
Duduza, as he is well-known by football fans said, “I will be announcing my next move in a few days.” The Christ Embassy devotee revealed that he has joined the band wagon in the oil business.
“As a family, we want to thank the Almighty who has been guiding us all the way. We managed to grab some opportunities by the throat that fell on our way during our stay in Sudan. We have a business partnership in one oil company where we own a major share. I think it has become a habit that where ever we go, we try by all means to venture into business.
“We have another share ownership in a shipping company in Mozambique as you know I once played for Liga Maculmana. I also took that opportunity,” he said.
Added Sadomba; “Back home it has always been a problem to invest. But as a family we have decided to invest in properties and land. We have acquired a number of properties in town, as well as the industrial area to try and help our families.”
Duduza added that his heart has for a long been bleeding for Mbare, one suburb which he singled out for being the hub of football talent.
“My wife Sherlynn and I are working on a big project that is set to benefit Mbare. We managed to lure the Liga Maculmana owner to come and tap talent from Zimbabwe.
“The project which will see the birth of one of the biggest football academies is set to benefit my boyhood suburb; I think that is the only way that I should pay them back. Maculmana owner came and watched a few matches in Mbare and was surprised by the talent we have here. The project will kick-start anytime soon, because most of the logistics are now in place and set to benefit other areas in the long run.”
The father of two, Elshedai (4), and Adonnai (2), gave much credit to his wife who has been managing his finances.
“We have managed to do all these things because Sherylnn has been disciplined with my finances,” said Sadomba who has added yet another Mercedes Benz in his garage to bring the number to two.
“I have a Range Rover that I cannot bring home for some reasons,”
The 29-year-old scored 98 goals for Al Hilal in 90 appearances in all competitions since 2009.