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FIT AGAIN MUROIWA ON SPOTLIGHT

By Mugove Chigada / Published on Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 15:33 PM / No Comments / 249 views

31December 2016

DYNAMOS-ELISHA MUROIWA

DYNAMOS stand a chance to benefit if Elisha Muroiwa impresses with the Warriors, amid indications that there could be renewed interest on the player.

Mid-year Muroiwa was a top target for Cape Town City who are currently riding high in the ABSA Premiership.

His injury, and the fact that he had just inked a new deal with the Premiership giants, then closed the door for the player.

Now he is back to full fitness and Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa has included the hard tackling defender in his provisional squad for AFCON set for Gabon in January.

“Nothing can stop a good player from progressing and he is still on the spotlight. Yes, he signed a two-year deal with Dynamos but the good thing about his club is that they have said they will not stand in his way if he decides to make a move to join a foreign club.

“He is a player who has reached his prime and he has proved his quality. If a club decides he is worthy investing in, there is nothing that can stop him,” said his manager Wilson Mutekede yesterday.

“Yes, he was supposed to have gone to that South African side for an assessment but that is the time he got injured. The doctors advised that he should rest to allow the crack on his shin to heal.

“That way, he was unable to take the opportunity after that club had seen him in action for the Warriors.

The positive thing is that he has fully healed now and ready to play for both club and country.”

With the Warriors set to face Ivory Coast on Boxing day, Warriors coach Pasuwa will use a squad dominated by local-based players. Muroiwa will be fighting for a central defence place that also has

Chicken Inn players Teenage Hadebe and Lawrence Mhlanga.

Muroiwa was sidelined for the better part of this season as Dynamos experienced one of their worst seasons this decade.

The former Twalumba defender played crucial matches in the AFCON campaign partnering Sparta Prague’s Costa Nhamoinesu in the heart of the defence.

If he is to make the final squad and then play, he will find himself face to face with the likes Sadio Mane from Senegal and Riyad Mahrez from Algeria.

Muroiwa has already indicated that he is ready to fight.

“Given a chance I believe I still have more to offer for Dynamos and the nation. I will grab it with both hands if I can get another chance.

“I was happy when the doctors gave me a green light to play again. Being sidelined from club and national team action was a huge set-back for my career.

“It is always very difficult when you feel you want to play but the body can’t allow you. You just have to accept the situation sometimes and wait. That is what I did,” Muroiwa told H-Metro recently.