DeMbare enter Chitiyo race

HARARE - Dynamos have joined the race to sign star midfielder Ronald Chitiyo on a short-term deal as they hope to bolster their squad for the 2015 season.

Chitiyo spent the 2014 season on the books of the Glamour Boys after signing a one-year contract upon his arrival from the now defunct Monomotapa.

The midfielder helped the Glamour Boys win their 21st league title but decided against renewing his contract with the Harare giants after attracting the attention of South Africa National First Division side Royal Eagles. But with the player set to join Royal Eagles at the start of July after agreeing on a pre-contract, DeMbare have now shown interest to resign the player albeit on a short term contract.

The Glamour Boys will however, have to fight against ambitious side Harare City to sign the midfielder.

Dynamos secretary-general Webster Chikengezha confirmed the developments saying the negotiations are in progress.

“I am scheduled to meet his manager today (last night),” Chikengezha told the Daily News yesterday.

“We are eager to add him to our squad. He is a good player and he will be an important player to us. He is not new; we all know what he is capable of doing.

“We know nothing about his deal with that South African company and we hope to get more information from his manager.”

In December, Eagles announced they had signed the midfielder on a two-year deal upon the completion of the 2014 Castle Premiership season.

The Daily News however, established that Chitiyo only signed a pre-contract with the Durban-based club that will only come into effect this July.

Royal Eagles team manager, Richard Makhoba, confirmed that Chitiyo is free to join any club of his choice between now and July.

“Chitiyo is not yet our player, we only signed a pre-contract with Chitiyo,” Makhoba said last week.

“For now he is still in Zimbabwe and we are only expecting to have him at the beginning of July. I understand he is still at Dynamos but if he is no longer there then he is free to join any other club.

“This is only a pre-contract and there is nothing binding that stops him from joining other teams. At the moment, we are focusing on getting promotion into the Absa Premiership.”

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