Chicken Inn duo on tri­als at Mbombela

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a tw CHICKEN Inn’s duo of mid­fielder Ge­orge Ma­jika and striker Adrian Banda are in South Africa for a week-long trial stint at Na­tional First Di­vi­sion side Mbombela United.

Ma­jika (23) and Banda (21), who has been on loan at Zifa South­ern Re­gion Di­vi­sion One League lead­ers, Bu­l­awayo Chiefs, will be hop­ing to im­press and join for­mer team­mate Brighton Man­hire at Mbombela United.

Man­hire (21) is a de­fen­sive mid­fielder in his de­but sea­son at Mbombela United.

Chicken Inn sec­re­tary-gen­eral Tawengwa Hara is con­fi­dent Ma­jika will make the grade.

“They left the coun­try on Mon­day for a week-long trial at Mbombela United. Be­cause of our rep­u­ta­tion, Chicken Inn has be­come a club of choice for most South African teams, which con­tinue to show in­ter­est in our play­ers af­ter see­ing our prod­ucts in the South African Premier­ship per­form­ing well. We’re hope­ful Ma­jika and Banda will im­press at Mbombela United. If they make the grade that will be their spring­board to bet­ter things,” said Hara.

Chicken Inn have five for­mer play­ers, Tendai Ndoro, Ku­dak­washe Ma­hachi, Danny Phiri, Mitchelle Katsvairo and Ed­more Chi­ram­badare, ply­ing their trade in the South African topflight league.

Ndoro has been en­joy­ing great form at Or­lando Pi­rates where he is their lead­ing scorer, with Ma­hachi and Phiri reg­u­larly fea­tur­ing for Golden Ar­rows.

Katsvairo and Chi­ram­badare, who moved to South Africa be­fore the start of the 201617 sea­son along­side Phiri, have also made cameo ap­pear­ances at Kaizer Chiefs.

Be­sides cash­ing in on Ma­jika and Banda, Chicken Inn are likely to lose cen­tral de­fender Teenage Hadebe when the do­mes­tic sea­son ends.

Hadebe re­port­edly made the grade at Kaizer Chiefs, but could not join the Soweto gi­ants whose for­eign quota had been used up. — @ZililoR

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Ge­orge Ma­jika

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