By Mkhululi Chimoio
Former Zimbabwe national team goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro will have to wait longer before he makes a return to South African football action.
The former Warriors goal minder, who has been out of action for two seasons, is yet to receive his permanent residence papers from the South African government. Last year in September Mpumalanga Black Aces signed Murambadoro and Tendai Ndoro but had to wait for their work permits.
“We are still waiting for Department of Home Affairs to issue Energy with his permanent residency papers,” said a club official.
“We are looking at capitalising on his permanent residency status so we feature him as a local player. We don’t want him to be affected by the foreign quota system, as he is a good player who can add a lot of experience and value to our team. Remember this is the same man who saved us from relegation three seasons ago and we have to give him another chance.”
The injury-prone Murambadoro will have to compete with other regular goalkeepers in Bafana Nhlapo, Calvin Marlin and recently-acquired on-loan Bidvest Wits shot-stopper, Jackson Mabokgwane.
Murambadoro was offloaded from Johannesburg-based Wits after he suffered a groin injury during a league man on September 18, 2011. He struggled to reclaim his position and had to play second fiddle to Darren Keet. He was later shown the door by then coach, Roger De Sa. The Zimbabwean