But the Warriors goalkeeper is not likely to march into the goalposts at the Pretoria-based side, with Ronwen Williams still one of the best goalkeepers in the Absa Premiership for the past two seasons.
Nonetheless, Johnson believes the Dynamos goalkeeper, who starred at the African Nations Championships in South Africa earlier in the year, will be worthwhile cover at the Matsantsantsa a Pitori’s backline, which already has Boalefa Pule and veteran Rowen Fernandez as the other goalkeepers to contend with.
Chigova signed a three-year deal with the former SA league champions and will join his new teammates just before the beginning of the next Absa PSL season in August.
“I was impressed with Chigova’s performance and his goal line command. Certainly, his addition to the team will add some value and huge competition in our goalkeeping department. With his top qualities, I know he will keep our other goalkeepers on their toes and that will be very good for the team,” said the United coach.
He believed the goalkeeper who has already proven himself at Zimbabwean champions, Dynamos during the past two seasons, would be one for every occasion at United, who in all fairness are used to playing before big crowds only when they play crowd pullers Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
“I am yet to work with the player, but what I saw from him during the CHAN tournament was proof enough that he is an excellent goalkeeper,” added Johnson.
Chigova has been a centre of success for DeMbare, with whom he won the championship during the past two seasons, eventually rising to become Zimbabwe’s Number One under Ian Gorowa.Post published in: Football