Makonese unhappy at Orlando Pirates

zvenyika__makoneseJOHANNESBURG, -THE only defender in the entire South African premiership whom Zambian marksman feared was Zvenyika "Shorghie" Makonese (pictured), but at Orlando Pirates, he has been relegated to a back-bencher.

This week, the Zimbabwe international defender revealed to CAJ News that he is not happy at Orlando Pirates following months of staying on the sidelines despite his vast experience and skill. In an exclusive interview, Makonese, said he would accept any serious offers coming from elsewhere in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs when the season comes to an end.

“I have to think about my destiny and move forward. Presently, I am not happy with the game time being allocated to me, of which in most cases I rarely play. “While I’m not regretting leaving my former club- Santos, I feel I have what it takes to play in the top flight league like I always did,” said Makonese.

Makonese, member of the Zimbabwe senior Warriors, who helped his nation qualify for both the 2004 and 2006 Africa Cup of Nations’ finals says age was still on his side hence the need to move forward with his football career. “At this point in time, I would not say much, but the bottom line is that I am not excited at Pirates though I loved my move to one of the biggest clubs in the country,” said Makonese.

Before joining the Buccaneers, Makonese was a defensive pillar for the Cape Town based Santos Football Club. He rarely missed crucial matches at the Santos Football Club starting line-up, but from the time that he joined the Buccaneers, Makonese is either at the bench or not in the 16 line-up.

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