Bundesliga calling for Rio


HIGHLANDERS and Warriors midfielder Peter “Rio” Moyo has reportedly attracted the interest of unnamed clubs in the German Bundesliga and South Africa.


His manager George Deda told Southern Eye that he had written to Highlanders on offers for the dreadlocked midfielder, but is yet to get a response.

“I wrote to Highlanders telling them that there is one club from Germany and another from South Africa who are after their player Moyo. This is the third week now and I am yet to get a response from Highlanders, but I am still hoping they will respond.

“The South African club has said they want the player because they are convinced he can do the job. They just want to see him and give him the opportunity to see the environment of the club then negotiations can begin.”

“The club from Germany is also interested in Moyo, but they want him to attend trials. I cannot mention the names of the clubs as of now because that could jeopardise everything,” he said. He said he was ready to organise the trips for Moyo as soon as Highlanders agreed.

“I am just waiting for the green light from Highlanders to send the player. We want to do it above board because we don’t want the player to go without the approval of the club. They are the ones who pay his salary. If they agree, I will just organise the air tickets,” he said.

Deda also facilitated the deal for Warriors and Chicken Inn striker Tendai Ndoro to move to Mpumalanga Black Aces, but later distanced himself when there was controversy on the ownership of the player.

He said he had facilitated deals for other players like Kelvin Mushangazhike, Tinashe Nengomasha, James Matola and the late Adam Ndlovu’s move from Switzerland to South African side Moroka Swallows.

On Moyo, Deda referred questions to Highlanders secretary Andrew Tapela.

Contacted for comment, Tapela referred all questions to Highlanders chairman Peter Dube, but his phone went unanswered.