Magorimbo leaves DeMbare for ZPC Kariba

HARARE - Thomas Magorimbo (pictured) becomes the latest player to leave reigning champions Dynamos after the defender agreed to a one-year deal with ZPC Kariba yesterday.

Magorimbo was not offered a new deal upon the expiry of his contract at the end of last year and was issued with clearance to join club any club of his choice.

The Glamour Boys’ executive and the new technical team have resolved to renew contracts for and sign players who are 25 years old and below ahead of the forthcoming season leaving the former Kiglon man a free agent.

Magorimbo told the Daily News that he signed a one-year contract and is relishing the new challenge.

“It’s always difficult to leave a team like Dynamos. I wanted to stay at the club but it’s unfortunate it never worked out,” he said.

“I have signed a one-year deal with ZPC and I am now looking forward to giving all I can for my new club. They convinced me to join them and I am happy to move on.”

Magorimbo will exchange places with defender Obey Mwerahari, who bought himself out of his contract with ZPC Kariba so that he could join on a two-year deal.

The former Monomotapa defender’s earlier bid to join DeMbare hit a snag after it emerged that he had a year left on his contract with ZPC Kariba.

Dynamos have already lost some of the key players from last season which saw midfielders Tawanda Muparati and Devon Chafa signing for How Mine while defender Themba Ndlovu joined ambitious Harare City.

DeMbare could still lose more players as contract negotiations with most players who are out of contract appeared to have hit a brick wall in recent weeks.

A number of key players have their contracts expiring and negotiations, according to secretary-general Webster Chikengezha, are in progress.

The likes of Simba Sithole, Tafadzwa Rusike and Roderick Mutuma are all out of contract at the Glamour Boys and their future at the club looks uncertain. Dynamos have had their 2015 budget reduced by their principal sponsor BancABC and need to make adjustments on their expenditure.

This has created a distance between what the defending champions are prepared to pay and what the two players are asking for.

However, some of the players who are out of contract the reigning league champions have been able to tie down are defender Ocean Mushure and midfielder Stephen Alimenda to two-year deals.

The Glamour Boys have, however, included some new additions to their squad: Former CAPS United striker Kelvin Bulaji and Godknows Murwira, who signed from relegated Shabanie Mine were recently unveiled at the club along with three other players.

Goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga signed from ZPC Kariba while defender

Nigel Gandare and midfielder Carlos Rusere, were promoted into the first team.

Gandare and Rusere spent the 2013 season while on loan with ZRP FC and DC Academy respectively playing in the World Navi Northern Region Division One League.

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