Masitara joins Mozambican club

soccer_ballHARARE Former Railstars forward Master Masitara last week signed for Mozambican premiership soccer side Liga Mulcumana from Botswanas NICO United. Masitara, who is in the running for the top goal-scorer award in Botswana with only three games to go before the end of the countrys 2009 top flight football season, replaces former Dynamos striker Edward Sadomba, who lef

Liga Mulcumana forked out P300 000 for the goal poacher who could not hide his joy at joining the ambitious Mozambican side.

I’m happy about the move. The game is growing in Mozambique and I’m sure I will develop as a player during my stay there, Masitara said.

My new team has links in Poland and they have said if I do well they will take me there. So I have to work hard and possibly get a move to Poland. Edwards move to Sudan showed me that the club prioritises players’ future, he added.

Masitara is tipped to win the P50 000 worth of prize money for the golden boot award in Botswana, when the countrys top flight league ends later this month.

Despite his team NICO United’s sluggish start to the season Masitara has been outstanding throughout the campaign scoring goals freely to earn the affection of the clubs supporters.

Masitara started playing football in the dusty streets of Chiredzi, in Zimbabwes lowveld area. He played for Mkwasine before he was snatched by Bulawayo-based Rail Stars, who were campaigning in the Premier League, in 2005.

The club was relegated to the First Division in 2006 but despite the setback, Masitara was voted one of the best footballers in Zimbabwe that season. ?He made it into the top 11 soccer stars of the year and finished third in the golden boot race with 16 goals.

When former Township Rollers coach Madinda Ndlovu, now Highlanders mentor, took over at Nico United, he went back to Zimbabwe and brought the talented Masitara to his new club.

At the beginning, Majombolo fans had doubts about Masitara’s ability following a poor start to his stint in Botswana. But the sure-footed striker later found his footing and became the darling of the crowd as he regularly found the target. His prolific form has persuaded the Mozambican outfit to come knocking for his signature.

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