Zambian defender Hichani Himonde
Wednesday Aug 10, 2016. 11:22
Information coming through from Zambia is that defender Hichani Himonde has joined South African National First Division side Black Leopards.
The Post of Zambia website reports that the Chipolopolo defender has completed his switch, signing a two-year deal from Mamelodi Sundowns.
He previously had two stints at Zesco United with the second one coming in 2014 when Sundowns loaned him to the Zambian champions.
The 2012 African Cup of Nations winner with Zambia has expressed his delight after finding a team following eight months without a football home.
“I am happy to have this opportunity to get back to club football,” Himonde said.
“It is important for me and I am looking forward to some game time.
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“It is not bad to take a step back and restart. What is important is how you take the challenge.”
Prior to his return to South Africa, Himonde trained with FAZ Super League club Nkwazi from January until May this year before training with his childhood team Lusaka Dynamos, but the prospect of joining either team fell through.
Himonde previously played for DR Congo giants TP Mazembe, however, he was shipped out to Pitso Mosimane's side in 2013.
The defender last featured for Chipoolopolo during their 4-3 friendly defeat to Japan in Tampa, Florida.