Turkish club after Mwaruwari

benjani__mwaruwari_playerA CLUB competing in the Turkish topflight football league is after the signature of unattached Warriors skipper and former Manchester City forward Benjani Mwaruwari, (Pictured) it emerged last week.

Bursaspor FC who are the current champions of Turkeys Super Lig are said to be holding talks with the dreadlocked Zimbabwean striker and are eager to secure his services before the 2010/11 season which starts after the 2010 FIFA World Cup in August.

Information from Turkey indicates that the two parties are yet to reach an agreement and that Mwaruwari will only consider moving to the club if he fails to seal a deal with a club competing in the more respected English Premiership.

Mwaruwari who is also in talks with Blackburn Rovers struggled to find his goal scoring form last season after having set the English Premiership alight two years ago after he moved from French side Auxerre to Portsmouth.

He only managed a single goal for the whole season and even a loan to Sunderland in February this year hardly changed his fortunes.

A move to Turkey might well revive his flagging international career as he will be able to enjoy more playing time although he might not enjoy the same wages offered by the better-sponsored English Premiership clubs.

Bursaspor FC won the Sper Lig during the 2009/10 season and this is their first league title since their formation in 1963.

They have also won the Trkiye Kupas? (Turkish Cup) once and the Prime Minister Cup twice, as well as the TFF First League twice.

Their first, and most successful, foray into European competition came in the 1974/75 European Cup Winners’ Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals.

They have also participated in the 1986/87 edition of the cup, losing in the first round, as well as the 1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup, where they lost in the quarter-finals.

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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