club’s weak and porous defence, CAJ News can reveal.
Makonese, who plies his trade at the South African Premiership side, Santos Football Club, has received numerous offers from various English soccer teams from both the premiership and division one, who are clamouring for his signature.
Quality performances by the tough-tacking Makonese were noted during the 2004 and 2006 Africa Cup of Nations finals.
He was first linked with a move away from Santos after the 2006 Nations Cup Finals, where the gangling defender excelled for the Warriors.
Makonese is a utility player, who could be used as a defender, acrobatic goalkeeper, midfielder and deadly striker. Born and bred in Chiredzi district, Masvingo Province, Makonese started his football career at a tender age whilst featuring for Chiredzi Christian High School in the early 1990s.
The overlapping defender then graduated to play for division two soccer outfit, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Chiredzi before being snapped up Guni United Masvingo.
Makonese held the central back position until such a time he joined Masvingo United and finally Shabanie Mine Football Club in the asbestos mining town of Shabanie in Zvishavane.
He moved from Shabanie Mine Club in 2004 to join Santos of South Africa. – CAJ News
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