ONE of the country’s celebrated player agents George Deda reckons he now easily penetrates the East African market to secure deals courtesy of Bruce Kangwa’s exploits in the Tanzanian top flight league.
Kangwa’s deal to Azam FC was brokered by Deda four years ago and the player has since assumed the captain’s role at a club where he plays regularly alongside his compatriots Prince Dube and Never Tigere.
In 2016, the pacey Kangwa became the fifth Zimbabwean to move to the Tanzania League where he then joined countrymen Donald Ngoma, Thabani Kamusoko, Method Mwanjali and Justice Majabvi.
“To be frank, it is courtesy of Kangwa’s exploits at Azam that have greatly impacted on my profile as a player agent. It is the gallantry of Kangwa that I continue to penetrate the East African market where the name George Deda has continued to grow. It’s hats off to him (Kangwa) and I would like to continue to work with players of Kangwa’s calibre,” said an overjoyed Deda who was recently in Bulawayo to collect his monetary dues from Highlanders.
“I have taken a couple of local players to East African countries and Prince Dube is doing well at Azam FC, a positive to my CV as their chief scout,” he said.
While Dube is on top of his game, another plus to Deda’s curriculum vitae is that he was also heavily involved in Last Jesi’s recent lucrative move to Sudanese giants Al Hilal.
Jesi, whose parent club was Manica Diamonds, made a rare straight move to Al Hilal after his top-drawer
performance against the Sudanese side while turning out for FC Platinum in a Caf Champions League encounter.
Deda’s ever growing links in East Africa saw Silas Songani, who joined the three times in a row Zimbabwean
champions at the beginning of the year, over a month ago, being invited to Sudan for medicals by Al Hilal.
Unfortunately, the purported deal never materialised for the dreadlocked former Warriors and Harare City player.
Deda has been involved in the movement of players since 1997 including Tendai Ndoro’s move to the now defunct Mpumalanga Black Aces in South Africa and Tinashe Nengomasha to Kaizer Chiefs.