While most Zimbabwean premier soccer league players are on a great track to South Africas ABSA Premier Soccer League, some have shifted their focus to the Mozambican league that has more financial rewards than the local premiership. The Mozambique Premier Soccer League has 14 teams. Zimbabwean players that have joined the Mozambican league include Rusape-born and 2008 Zimbabwes premier league soccer star of the year, Evans Chikwaikwai, who plays for Muculmana FC in Maputo.
Former Mutare-based Eastern Lions exciting midfielders, Eusebio Manuwere and Liberty Ndadzungira, have found a new home at popular Beira-based side, Maxaquene. Former Lengthens striker Kelvin Mushangazhike is playing for Athletico Mauculmano alongside Master Masitara, a former Bulawayo based Njube Sundowns midfielder. Other players plying their trade in the increasingly popular Mozambique premier soccer league include former Motor Action striker Alvin Ndunduma and Patrick Tom from Njube Sundowns.
Former Highway FC players including captain Tofirei Sambo, stylish midfielder Hibron Adala Chome Makukutu and Romeo Kabesha are said to be club hunting in the same league. In an interview with The Zimbabwean, Ndadzungira who made his name at Eastern Lions, said his football fortunes had taken a major positive turn. The truth of the matter is that the football standards here are low compared to Zimbabwean football. The major difference is the money. My football fortunes have drastically changed since I came here. There are far better football rewards here, said Ndadzungira. He said the football standards in Mozambique were fast improving, considering that many Zimbabwean players had joined teams in the top league.Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News