City's Manuvire, Chunga make up

HARARE - Harare City playmaker Raphael Manuvire has patched up his differences with coach Moses Chunga and is back in training with the rest of his teammates.

Manuvire, last month, stopped training with the first team and had requested for a transfer after falling out of favour with Chunga but City refused to let him go on the cheap.

“I returned to training with Harare City last week; everything is back to normal now and this is my second week in training with the boys,” Manuvire told the Daily News yesterday.

“I’m ready to play my part towards the success of the team by working hard in training and hope like any other player to be selected to play and to show my sincerity.

“I have since apologised to the coach for everything I did wrong during the period I was not picked to play in the team and being a level-headed coach, he understood everything perfectly well and we are the best of buddies again.”

The 2015 Soccer Star of the Year finalist had been a key member of the Sunshine Boys under former coach Taurai Mangwiro when he joined at the start of this year from ZPC Kariba.

However, since Chunga’s arrival at the Sunshine Boys following Mangwiro’s sacking, Manuvire was one of the many regular starters, who were not considered for selection.

The former Mwana Africa midfielder then publicly made his desire to leave the club with a number of teams targeting his signature.  

Chunga confirmed he had welcomed back Manuvire at training and applauded the player for realising his mistakes.

“He started training last week and I think he made the right decision; he has seen the light and realised that I was never against him,” Chunga said.

“I treat him as my first or second born and when you are living under my roof you have to abide by the rules of the house.

“I would say he didn’t understand what I was trying to bring across to him to help him with his career; I didn’t have any grudge with him and when one comes forward with an apology it means he has seen where he had gone wrong and we welcome him back.”

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