By Michael Kariati
Former Orlando Pirates striker Takesure Chinyama has gone club hunting in Zimbabwe after being released by Platinum Stars.
KickOff.com has learnt that Chinyama is trying his luck with Bulawayo club Highlanders after failing to secure a place at his former club Dynamos.
Highlanders Chief Executive Officer Ndumiso Gumede confirms they are in talks with the striker: “We are looking at where we can fit him, but at the moment nothing concrete has been settled yet.”
Chinyama failed to find an employer in South Africa and has to find a club in Zimbabwe before the transfer window closes on July 31 or risk finding himself without a job this season.
Unlike in other countries where the football programme begins in August and ends in May, the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season starts in March and ends in December.
Chinyama joined Pirates after impressing in the blue and white of Dynamos jersey, but was unable to translate that form for the Buccaneers.
Although he sparkled in Pirates’ CAF Champions League adventure in which he scored five goals, he failed to ignite the fire in the Absa Premiership and was signed out to Dikwena on a season-long contract.
Although the contract had the option of renewal, Stars decided not to extend that contract. KickOff.com