Makonese eyes another chance in SA

Former robust Warriors central defender Zvenyika Makonese said this week he had not given up on playing soccer and is back in South Africa looking for a team. “I think I deserve another chance as I still have at least two more seasons of play left in me,” Makonese told The Zimbabwean.


“I am still fit and committed to the game. Any PSL club that is ready to give me a chance will get my signature. I am also open to negotiations with clubs from the first division. I have been training with a number of topflight teams back home and I am certain that I can still make the grade in any SA team. I want to show people that football is not about age, but talent.”

In the last few months, the 36-year-old steely defender has trained with relegated Beitbridge-based Tripple B. Makonese started his career at Gaths Mine in Masvingo in 2001 and later joined Shabanie Mine, en route to South Africa’s Santos, where he had a great stay that saw him rise a step to join Soweto giants Orlando Pirates in 2009.

In 2011, he retraced his routes to Shabanie Mine FC helping the club survive relegation, before he headed to Mozambique, where he briefly played for Deportivo of Maputo.

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