MANUVIRE FOR DEMBARE
11 January 2018
CREATIVE midfielder Raphael Manuvire could wear blue in 2018 if Dynamos win the battle to sign him as a free agent, H-Metro can reveal.
Manuvire’s contract with ZPC Kariba expired end of December and he has not renewed it despite efforts by the club to persuade him to put pen to paper.
It has emerged that DeMbare and Chicken Inn are the clubs keen to add the star player to their list for the upcoming season.
Yesterday the player confirmed that he is still to agree to a new contract, but did not say where he could go.
“I have not renewed. I’m still a free agent. I’m not yet so sure where I will be in the coming season,” Manuvire said.
Dynamos president Kenny Mubaiwa was also not giving much insisting that they are waiting for another meeting with the technical team to get a better picture.
“We will first meet with the technical team and get the players they want. Right now we are only sure of which players they have said they will not require,” Mubaiwa said.
However, an H-Metro source indicated that Manuvire, Brian Muzondiwa who opted for CAPS United and William Manondo were part of Lloyd Mutasa’s wish list.
“Manuvire did not agree to a new contract at ZPC Kariba because he is unsettled. For that reason, chances are now high he could agree to join Dynamos. However, DeMbare, just like the Muzondiwa bidding war, they are not in the race alone.
“Joey Antipas at Chicken Inn also admirers the midfielder and the club is leaving no stone unturned to try and make sure he signs for the Gamecocks,” said the source.
Chicken Inn spokesperson Tavengwa Hara was also not giving away anything saying they are waiting for the unveiling of the new technical team before they can start talking about new signings.
“Once the coaches are on the ground, we can then deal and comment about those issues,” said Hara.
Manuvire has been viewed as a natural replacement for Denver Mukamba who has been ruled out by the DeMbare technical team.
As things stand though, if Manuvire moves to the Glamour Boys, he could still play in the same team with the former Soccer Star following another twist in the Mukamba saga.
Yesterday H-Metro indicated that DeMbare risked giving a golden handshake to the former Bidvest Wits star who still had six months on his contract, if they terminated his contract.
Mukamba had also already been linked with a move to bitter rivals CAPS United.
The results are that a respected official at the club has since declared that the player is going nowhere and assured him that he will stay.
It remains to be seen how the technical team, who had recommended that he be kicked out, will react.
Mutasa may also not get any joy in their pursuit for Harare City striker William Manondo.
Manondo is one of the players that relegated Harare City say will stay and help fight for promotion.
The player is however understood to have been interested in making a loan move. DeMbare coach Mutasa worked with young Manondo during their days at Kiglon, and 2018 seemed to be the biggest chance for a reunion.
Harare City said: “The club has retained the services of the following players: Tendai Samanja, William Manondo, Grey Kufandada, Steady Mudzengerere, Emmanuel Zinyama, Raymond Uchena, Balakazi, Pritchad, Protash, Eddy Madhanhanga, Calvin Shangiwa, Hastings Chapusha, Learnmore Muyambo, T.K Muvirimi, Munyaradzi Sako, Tatenda Tumba, Malvin Gaki and Takudzwa Chimwemwe, Jerry Chipangura and Tanaka R. Ruzvidzo.”