By Edward Marange
Five South African Premier Soccer League clubs are battling each other to secure the signature of Caps United and Zimbabwe striker Nyasha Mushekwi. Despite Kaizer Chiefs currently leading the race, Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Platinum Stars and Maritzburg United have all expressed interest in snapping up the towering forward.
Over the weekend Mushekwi was on target as Caps United beat Moroka Swallows at the Rand Stadium in South Africa to advance to the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup. Several scouts from some of the teams chasing him were also there to watch him play including Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp.
Kaizer Chiefs Bobby Motaung and Vladimir Vermezovic also got a glimpse of the 22-year-old on Saturday afternoon at the Rand Stadium as he slammed in the solitary goal. He also scored in the first leg of the tie. Mushekwi is also the reigning Zimbabwean Premiership Golden Boot winner having slammed in 23 goals last season.
While the rest of the CAPS team trekked back to Zimbabwe, Chiefs kept Mushekwi holed up in Johannesburg with a view to putting him on trial. More interestingly should Chiefs sign him he will become the 5th Zimbabwean player at the club alongside Zhaimu Jambo, Knowledge Musona, Thomas Sweswe and long-serving Tinashe Nengomasha. -Nehanda Radio
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