Makonese to round off career at Triangle FC

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UNATTACHED former Warriors, Orlando Pirates, Santos and Shabanie Mine defender Zvenyika Makonese has set his sights on rounding off his career at local Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Triangle FC.

ALBERT MARUFU
Staff Reporter

The 36-year-old steely defender, who has been training with relegated Beitbridge side Tripple B since October, told sister Standardsport Triangle being his home team, was the ideal team to finish off his career at.

“I think I still have two more seasons to play and would want to end my career in my birth area. I was born in Chiredzi, so it will be ideal for me to play for Triangle next season. I would have played for Tripple B this season, but arrived late for the papers to be sorted out before the completion of the season. It is sad that Tripple B were relegated as they are nearer to South Africa where my three kids are studying,” the former Warriors captain said.

“However, though Triangle are my first choice, I am open to negotiations with other clubs even Dynamos or Highlanders. What I am certain of is that I will be playing in the PSL next season.”

Tripple B coach Peter Manoti whose club Makonese had been training with, said the defender was still sharp and could fit into any local side.

“He is still fit and committed to the game,” he said.

Makonese, who in 2011 was rumoured to have died in an accident, started off his career at Gaths Mine in 2001 before joining Shabanie Mine. He then joined South African side Santos before joining crack Orlando Pirates in 2009.

However, his stay at the “Buccaneers” was brief as he only saw action in the 2009 season before falling out of favour with the technical team.

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