Hands off Chakoroma: Ngezi

HARARE – Ngezi Platinum Stars insist that utility player Liberty Chakoroma is not for sale at any price as they prepare for the 2018 Castle Lager Premiership season.

Chakoroma, who is comfortable in defence and in midfield, has been one of the standout performers ever since he joined Madamburo at the start of the 2016 season.

In his first year at the club, the former Buffaloes player helped Ngezi finish in the top eight in their debut season in the top flight.

Madamburo also won the Chibuku Super Cup trophy after beating FC Platinum 3-1 in the final.

In the just ended-season, Madamburo launched a sustained assault on the Castle Lager Premiership title only to falter in the last three games.

Chakoroma was an instrumental member in Tonderai Ndiraya’s squad starting the season in a more advanced role in midfield before he was dropped back into a more deep lying role after the injury to Walter Mukanga.

When the season ended, Chakoroma was now part of the three-man defence together with Davison Tavari and Godknows Murwira.

Ngezi Platinum

Ngezi Platinum

However, after two relatively successful years at the Baobab Stadium, the utility player is now attracting the interest of other clubs with champions FC Platinum the front runners for his signature.

Pure Platinum Play coach Norman Mapeza is an admirer of Chakoroma and with midfield enforcer Gerald Takwara set to leave for South Africa; the Ngezi Platinum player has been identified as one of the ideal replacement.

Mapeza has already revealed his wish to conclude his transfer business early well ahead of the December 31 deadline to register players for the 2018 African Champions League.

Madamburo on the other hand are not prepared to lose one of their key players as they

Ngezi Platinum Stars spokesperson Chiedza Mupfumira said Chakoroma will not be going anywhere during this transfer window. 

“Liberty is a Ngezi Platinum Stars player and from a contractual point of view, he still has another season with the club,” Mupfumira told the Daily News.

“We are confident in the players that we have. The technical team will advise on any areas they require beefing up.”