Mbara, Chafa confident

HARARE - Dynamos captain Augustine Mbara (pictured) and his former teammate Devon Chafa are confident of impressing Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt and seal moves to the Absa Premiership.

Mbara and Chafa, who is now on the books of Bulawayo gold miners How Mine, travelled to South Africa on Monday.

Initially, the two were expected to be at Braamfontein until this Friday training with the Clever Boys’ first team, but indications are that they are likely to stay longer.

“Gavin Hunt has been very kind to us since we arrived and we have been informed that he wants to have another look at us,” Mbara told the Daily News from Braamfontein yesterday.

“We were supposed to return home on Friday but if everything goes according to plan, we will stay a bit longer.

“We have been working hard since we arrived here and the coaches are obviously impressed with our efforts.”   

With most European leagues no longer keen to sign Zimbabwean players, the rich Super Diski league is now the first port of call for local players.

Most Castle Premiership clubs are struggling to pay salaries and winning bonuses on time and the lure of the rand has become irresistible.

Mbara and Chafa are likely to jump at the first opportunity they get to sign for the Clever Boys.

“This is a lifetime opportunity and I’m sure we will do our best to earn permanent moves and play for Wits,” said the defender.

“Although I really want a move to come and play here, I’m aware of the situation at the moment. I’ll have to go back to Dynamos and complete the first half of the season before coming back.

At the moment, the South African Premiership transfer window is closed and will only open later in July before the start of the 2015-16 season.

Although they have only spent three days with the Super Diski side, Mbara has already been impressed by the professionalism at the club during their short stay.

“We arrived here on Monday and for most of the day we were shown around the place as we got familiarised with the club’s facilities,” Mbara said.

“Everything here is up to standard and we have been treated well since we arrived. Their training ground and everything else is of world class standards.”

Former Zimbabwean international Onismor Bhasera is helping his two compatriots ease into the Wits set-up.

“Onismor has been very helpful and he has been keeping an eye on us. He has been spending a lot of time with us since we are a long way from home.

“It’s unfortunate that he got injured during a practice match on Tuesday and it will be another injury setback for him since he is only returning to full fitness after a hip problem.”

Wits is also the home of another former Dynamos player Denver Mukamba, who is out currently on loan at fellow varsity side Pretoria University.

The Clever Boys are riding high in the Absa Premiership league at the moment as they presently occupy fourth place on the log with 40 points with seven games to go before the season ends.

It will however, be difficult for them to catch up with runaway leaders Kaizer Chiefs, who lead the log standings with 54 points.

Barring any slip-ups or shock defeats Chiefs are destined to land their second title inside three seasons while the likes of Wits, Mamelodi Sundowns and Pirates have to wait for another season.

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gringo wegwelo - 26 March 2015

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