Is Jaure ready for move?

HARARE - Partson Jaure’s mind drifts back to November last year, when he was still playing for the now defunct Northern Region Division One Soccer League side La Liga.

It was a torrid time for everyone associated with the club, as funds had now run dry due to the fact that their proprietor, Renaissance Merchant Bank had gone under curatorship.

Players’ winning bonuses and wages were no longer coming and this affected the club’s performances on the pitch.

After a largely successful first half of the season, La Liga’s quest to win promotion to the Castle Premiership started to go off the rails.

Some of the players began to abscond from training and even matches as they tried to make ends meet since there was no money coming from the club.

For Jaure, who was on a season’s loan form Harare giants Dynamos, it was a testing time but he hang on and continued to turn up for training and matches without any qualms.

“It was a tough time for everyone,” Jaure tells the Daily News on Sunday. “The club made us sign forms acknowledging that they owe us money.

“Up until this day that money hasn’t been paid. I felt for my teammates, who had families and had to pay rent and buy food.

For me it was different because I was still staying at home with my parents and all I wanted was to play.”

Failure to win a place in the Dynamos squad that season was Jaure’s biggest motivation at that point.

At the start of that year the Mufakose-bred defender had impressed then DeMbare coach Lloyd Mutasa but it was agreed that he goes on loan to get some playing experience.

It was a big disappointment for the then 21-year-old because Dynamos had become his family since joining the club in 2002 as an Under-13 player.

Jaure had risen through the DeMbare ranks and thus thought he was ready to graduate into the first team but the coaches had other ideas.

“When you miss such an opportunity to graduate to the first team it’s very disappointing but I did not lose heart,” says Jaure.

“I went to play at La Liga and put a lot of effort in my game because I knew one day I would go back to Dynamos.

“I was really playing well in Division One and when my coaches (Calisto Pasuwa and Tonderai Ndiraya) started to come watch me play it really gave me a lift.

“I knew had to impress them every time they came to watch my matches because my goal was always to go back to Dynamos to play in the first team.”

That commitment and desire to return to his boyhood club a better player finally paid off for Jaure when Pasuwa recalled the defender at the start of the 2012 season.

The rest as they say is now history as Jaure went on to star for DeMbare in his debut season in the top flight league.

At the start of the season, the 22-year-old formed a formidable centre back pairing with the suspended Guthrie Zhokinyi displacing the vastly experienced George Magariro.

Jaure showed commendable composure and anticipation for his young age at the heart of the Dynamos defence.

Even when Zhokinyi was banned for life for his involvement in the Asiagate match-fixing scandal, Jaure and Gift Bello held fort with aplomb to help the club to a league and cup double.

Last month, Jaure was voted among the 11 Castle Soccer Star of the Year finalists to cap off a fine debut season.

“After the first two or three games in the premiership I realised that there was not much difference from the Division One,” he says.

“All I wanted to do was to prove to people that I can play for Dynamos and from there on I worked hard so that I make full use of the opportunity the coaches had given me.

“I’m just glad that with the grace of God everything worked out well for me and the club as we won trophies at the end of the season.”

Jaure’s career is now on the fast lane after his impressive debut season for the record-19-time Zimbabwe champions.

A possible move to Turkey is now on the cards for the defender while South Africa Absa Premiership side SuperSport are also interested in his services.

Although Jaure wants to stay at Dynamos for one more season, it will be difficult to resist a move to Europe or South Africa.

“At the moment my wish is to play one more season at Dynamos and after that I’m sure I will be ready to move to any club outside the country,” he says.

“But as a professional player you never know what might happen next year when a big foreign club comes to make me an offer.”

The defender has already shown in his fledging career that he is patient and willing to make the right choices as highlighted by desire to continue playing at La Liga when his teammates opted otherwise.

In the next coming weeks Jaure has a big decision to make whether to stay at Dynamos or make a move to a foreign club.

 

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