DeMbare sweat over Sadomba


Dynamos are hoping captain Edward Sadomba recovers in time to feature in tomorrow’s opening 2019 Castle Lager Premiership match against Mushowani Stars at Rufaro Stadium.

The DeMbare skipper sat out yesterday’s training session at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Sports Club with a knock that could rule him out of tomorrow’s clash. A lot is resting on the shoulders of the 35-year-old, who is making a return to the Glamour Boys after a glittering career that saw him play for some of the continent’s best clubs before going to the United Arab Emirates.

Sadomba honed his skills at the now-defunct Agatha Shaneti Soccer Academy before joining DeMbare in 2006. He helped the Glamour Boys win their 17th league title in 2007 and was also inspirational in their run to the African Champions League semi-finals the following year. His exploits saw him being signed by South African side Bidvest Wits before loaning him out to Mozambican club Liga Muculumana.

Sadomba did not stay long in Maputo as he was then snapped up by Sudanese giants Al-Hilal where he played some of the best football of his life between 2009 and 2012. He scored 98 times in 90 appearances for the Khartoum-based club while also bagging the Golden Boot in both the African Champions League and the Confederation Cup.

Thereafter, the Mbare-born forward went on to sign with Al-Ittihad Kalba in the UAE in 2012 before coming back to Africa where he later represented Al-Ahly (Benghazi), Al-Ahli (Tripoli) and a second stint at Al-Hilal. For the past two seasons, Sadomba was not attached to any team as he was in a legal dispute with Al-Ahli (Tripoli) which spilled over to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The veteran striker decided to end his career by playing one more season for Dynamos, the club that gave him fame before going onto become a star on the continent. However, DeMbare coach Lloyd “MaBlanyo” Chigowe now faces the prospect of beginning the new season without his captain.

“He (Sadomba) has got a knock so we have been cautious; he is going to be assessed; he is going to see a physiotherapist, who will give us a professional recommendation,” Chigowe said.

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