Wednesday Aug 17, 2016. 13:44
According to Zimbabwean media reports, Tanzanian giants Azam FC have signed Harare City striker Francesco Zekumbawire on a two-year deal.
The News Day website has it that the Sunshine City boys skipper impressed the Spanish coach, Zeben Hernandez, when he played for 45 minutes against Uganda Revenue Authority.
It is reported that the forward was meant to train with the Tanzania side for two weeks after leaving his country last week on Thursday.
However, the club ended up snatching him up after seeing him in action in the first 45 minutes of the match and his agent Gorge Deda has confirmed the move.
“Zekumbawire has just signed a two-year deal with Azam. It’s a good deal for both parties,” he said.
“He played for just 45 minutes against a team from Uganda (URA) and the coach said he was the player they were looking for and there was no point in letting him continue.
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“So the deal has just been sealed. Another club from Kenya, Gor Mahia had tabled another offer, but we thought they might have second thoughts and decided he should sign for Azam, who were immediately impressed.”
Furthermore, the striker also expressed delight in joining the 2014 Tanzanian Premier League champions, saying his dream has come true.
“It’s every player’s dream to move to a club as big as Azam. I am excited about this. I didn’t expect that they would sign me immediately like they did,” said Zekumbawire.
“I was surprised to hear after I played for just 45 minutes, that they wanted to sign me. I just can’t wait to play.”
It was also announced that the Zimbabwean striker could feature for the club when they meet Young Africans in the Super Cup on Wednesday night.