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Zimbos abroad: August update

[Posted 26 Aug 2013]
[By Brighton Mupangavanhu]
Zimbos abroad- Nyasha Mushekwi scores in his first match in Europe
Some Zimbabwean players playing beyond the borders of their country were in action over the past weekends, while others remain sidelined through suspensions and other reasons. Nyasha Mushekwi leads the pack after grabbing a goal in his first competitive match in Belgium.

Belgium

Mushekwi, whose move to KV Oostende in Belgium's topflight Pro-League was only finalised about a week ago, played his first competitive football, and continued with his great goal scoring form in pre-season friendly matches by notching his first goal in his first match in a 1-1 draw with giants Zulte-Waregem on Sunday to take his club just a rung above the last spot in the league. Mushekwi scored an equaliser after the home side had fallen behind. A good introduction of Mushekwi's talent in Europe.

At Mons, Vusa Nyoni and his team mates continue to sing the blues early on in the season as his side suffered a 0-2 home loss to log leaders Standard Liege on Sunday. Nyoni was taken off in the 59th minute.

At OH Leuven, Ovidy Karuru continued to be on the sidelines for unclear reasons. It could as well be that Karuru is  injured and he was not even on the bench when his side emerged 2-1 victors over Lokeren at home on Sunday. There are reports that Karuru clashed with the club's coach
Ronny Van Geneugden towards the end of last season and that that is the real reason why he is not even making the squad of the day. Things are reportedly so bad that the coach and player are not on speaking terms. A deal is being brokered which might see Karuru joining Mushekwi at KV Oostende.

Czech Republic's Liga

Costa Nhamoinesu continues with his superb performances in the Czech topflight 1 Liga, with his club Sparta Praha continuing with their great season, walloping Pribram 4-0 at home on Friday night to remain tied with Viktoria Plezn at 16 points at the top of 1 Liga after 6 games. Viktoria beat Slovacko 3-1 away from home 24 hours later. Nhamoinesu has played every game for Sparta Praha since the opening game of the season.

Cyprus's 1 Division

The Cypriot league has not yet kicked off and Zimbabwean striker Edward Masinwa who plays for Ethnikos Achan has not yet played an official league match this season.

Denmark's Superliga

Quincy Antipas' Brondby have started the new season the way they ended last season, fighting relegation early and are at the foot of the table following a 0-0 home draw against mid-table club Randers. The gifted Antipas is a key player for Brondby and is considered one of the best players in the league. His move to Brondby has not proved one of the wisest decisions, as it coincided with the dipping of fortunes on the field of play for one of Denmark's known big teams.  The 29-year old Antipas has thus far scored a single goal in 5 matches, and that was on 9 August against Viborg in a 2-2 drawn league match away from home.

England

In the Championship, Charlton Athletics's match against Doncaster Rovers scheduled for Saturday was postponed, further delaying Bradley Pritchard's return from suspension after receiving a red card in the opening match of the season. Charlton have struggled early on in the season and place lowly on the log. 

In League One, youthful 17-year-old Brandon Galloway continues to be on the books of Milton-Keynes Dons. The highly talented youngster is being slowly introduced into first team football by coach Karl Robinson. He did take part in MK Dons' 1-0 League Cup victory over Northampton Town on 6 August this year, in a match played away from home at Sixfields Stadium.

In League Two, Tendayi Darikwa who currently holds British citizenship but qualifies to make a switch to allow him to play for his father's homeland Zimbabwe, has been in terrific form for Chesterfield who are joint leaders on the league table with 10 points after 4 matches. Darikwa was surprisingly left on the bench as Chesterfield beat  Southend United at home to remain neck to neck with leaders Oxford United, who are ahead by virtue of a single-goal difference.

Greece's Super League

Lincoln Zvasiya is doing his best to keep his place in the starting at Greek topflight Super League side OFI Crete, but his side lost 2-0 to home side Veria who are doing well in the league at the moment as they sit at 4th place in the competitive Greek Super League. Zvasiya is on loan from South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs at OFI Crete's request. It is highly unlikely that Zvasiya would prefer returning to Africa after tasting European football. OFI drew their first match 0-0 at home against Panainos last week. Zvasiya has played 90 minutes of both matches. On  Saturday, the Warriors' defender received a yellow card in the 6th minute. Gorowa will be happy that his young central defender is getting the much needed game time ahead of the beginning of the 2015 AFCON qualifiers in 2014.

Romania's Liga 1

Evergreen Mike Temwanjira played for 77 minutes for Vaslui FC as they were shocked 1-0 away from home by Botosani on Sunday. Temwanjira was returning from a two match suspension after picking up a red card early on in the season.   The 3year old has not yet scored for Vaslui after 4 matches this season.

South Africa's ABSA Premiership

In South Africa's topflight league where most of Zimbabwe's talent is absorbed these days, there was action in the semi-finals of the MTN-Super 8 Cup competition. On Saturday afternoon, Kaizer Chiefs' coach Stuart Baxter's surprising gamble of leaving out of the starting line-up his best weapon against Orlando Pirates Knowledge Musona in the first semi-final match backfired. Chiefs were to play second fiddle to the Buccaneers who beat them 1-0 at the FNB Stadium. Musona came off the bench in the second half and caused all sorts of problems for Bucs defence and was unlucky not to score goals. Baxter still feels justified in his tactics! Good news for Warriors' coach Gorowa is that Musona is showing enough hunger and that he has football ability is undeniable despite the unfortunate barrage of criticism he has faced from the South African media for his alleged failure to score in only two competitive matches.

Willard Katsande and Kingston Nkhatha also played in the SOWETO derby, but on a day when the entire chiefs team was out of colour, Katsande's performance was not his usual best, and he received a yellow card as tempers flared up at the FNB Stadium, while Nkhatha tried in vain to help Chiefs get an equalising goal. Matthew Rusike did not make the day's squad while defender Zhainu 'Jimmy' Jambo is making his way back from injury.

In a second 1st leg semi-final pitting Platinum Stars v Bidvest Wits, which the former won 4-2, there was no Benjani Mwaruwari who is still out injured, Thomas Sweswe who is awaiting an outcome on his permanent residence, and Denver Mukamba who is still serving suspension after a moment of madness in a league match saw him being red-carded in his first league match this season. Veteran holding midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha made a blunder which resulted in Stars' 3rd goal.
It is also believed that Chicken Inn striker Tendai Ndoro, who leads the goal scoring charts in the Castle Lager PSL in Zimbabwe with 10 goals from 11 matches, is angling for a move to Bidvest Wits. For Platinum Stars, new signing, striker Takesure Chinyama did not play in the Sunday match.

Other Zimbabwean players active in the Absa premiership include Amazulu FC's goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini, new signing young midfielder Bret Amidu (both currently sidelined due to permit issues) and big defender Carlington Nyadombo who famously scored a penalty against Manchester City in a pre-season friendly match in Durban.

Tear away attacking midfielder, who can also play as a second striker, Khama Billiat, who was pursued by Belgian club Club Brugge, local clubs Orlando Pirates and Supersport United, opted to finalise his protracted move to Mamelodi Sundowns last week. At Sundowns, Khama will join free-scoring striker Cuthbert Malajila who made a pre-season move from Maritzburg United. Malajila scored his first goal in his first league match. Veteran holding midfielder Esrom Nyandoro and out-of-favor midfielder Lionel Mtizwa are also at the Chloorkop side. It is difficult to understand why a team of Sundowns' calibre would recall Mtizwa from a loan deal with AmaTuks where he did well for the PSL new boys last season, only to make him train on his own pending an offer from elsewhere in the league.

At AmaTuks, there are currently two Zimbabwean players, Warriors keeper Washington Arubi and Obadiah Tarumbwa who arrived from Sofapaka in Kenya.

Maritzburg United are home to former Botswana B-Mobile league top scorer and Player of the Season Terrence Mandaza, scorer of 7 league goals last season. Supersport United have just released talented striker Simba Sithole who has been very unfortunate with injuries. Bloemfontein Celtic have former Dynamos striker Roderick Mutuma on their books. Gilbert Mapemba plays for Moroka Swallows, while defender Method Mwanjali has moved from Sundowns to Mpumalanga Black Aces on loan, and has played very well for the PSL new boys, for whom he is the new captain.

Sweden

Warriors midfielder Archieford Gutu is struggling to break into the starting 11 for Kalmar FF, and failed to even make the squad of the day in the last 1-4 home loss to Malmo FF on 18 August. Even in the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) on 21 August, Gutu failed to make the squad of the day. Out of a possible 20 league matches, Gutu has only played 6 times this season, underlining a tough time he as endured in Sweden. Gutu's handlers need to make some tough decisions in favour of the youngster's future. It does not look rosy for him in Sweden, and it has not looked rosy ever since he joined the European club, hence most neutrals were surprised to see the former Dynamos and Ajax Cape Town midfielder being called repeatedly to the Warriors squad by former Warriors' German coach Klaus-Dieter Pagels during his reign. That Gutu is hugely talented can not be doubted. It is however not clear if the Swedish league is the best league for the player.

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