LATEST: Former Highlanders captain resurfaces in Gweru

17 Jun, 2021 - 14:06 0 Views
LATEST: Former Highlanders captain resurfaces in Gweru Felix Chindungwe


Raymond Jaravaza

FELIX Chindungwe – the former Highlanders captain who left the Bulawayo giants an unhappy man – before joining Hwange in Division One has now resurfaced in Midlands Province with an ambitious side called Shesham FC.

In 2017, Chindungwe was a surprise exclusion in the Highlanders squad that was assembled by the then head coach Erol Akbay, although the player was still eager to remain at Bosso.

The reason for his unexpected exclusion was that the defender could not adapt to the high tempo football that was being introduced by the Dutch coach – Akbay.

He tried his luck at the now defunct Tsholotsho FC but nothing concrete materialised.

Chindungwe later joined Zifa Southern Region side Hwange as the team sought to make a return to the Premier Soccer League after being relegated the previous season.

It had been two years since he had kicked a ball in a professional league.

Two weeks ago, the defender was unveiled together with 24 other players in the squad that will compete in the Zifa Central Region for Shesham FC.

Shesham is a Gweru based club that almost won the sole ticket to represent the Zifa Central Region in 2019 but were tipped to the title by Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) owned Whawha.

“He joined us on a two-year contract as we make another attempt to win the Division One championship and play in the PSL,” said club official Melody Matoka.

It’s unclear when Division One football will- kick start after the government recently banned sports codes that include soccer and rugby in a bid to avoid a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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