Chinani attracts foreign interest
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Only a handful of players, including impressive goalie Chinani, defender Pakhamani Dube and central midfielder Gift Saunyama, are believed to be in Chigowe’s plans.
However, Chigowe might lose the 22-year-old Chinani, whose stock has risen massively since he wrestled the DeMbare No.1 jersey from Tonderai Mateyaunga last June.
Chinani, who was a social player just over a year ago, before trying his luck at Yadah Stars, kept seven clean sheets in the 17 games he featured in as relegation threatened Dynamos.
Those performances have attracted interest from some clubs in South Africa and Tanzania.
According to a source at DeMbare, South African giants Orlando Pirates are one of the ABSA Premiership clubs that have shown a keen interest, with a plan to play Chinani in the Multichoice Diski Challenge — South African PSL’s reserve league.
There’s stiff competition for the No. 1 jersey at the Buccaneers’ who have the experienced duo of Brilliant Khuzwayo and Wayne Sandilands on their books.
Azam of Tanzania, who are home to Zimbabwean international Tafadzwa Kutinyu, are also amongst the teams showing interest in the Chegutu bred goalkeeper.
Chinani’s manager Brighton Ushendibaba did not give much away when he was contacted for a comment.
“We have received a number of enquiries from South Africa, Tanzania and some from as far as Saudi Arabia and Dubai but we are not talking about that as yet because nothing concrete has materialized.