AmaZulu in race against time to sign Zimbabwe’s Sadiki


JOHANNESBURG — Zimbabwe bowed out of the ongoing African Nations Championship (Chan) tournament in the semi-final stage, but their players continue to attract interest from South Africa’s Premier Soccer League clubs, Goal confirms.

The latest Zimbabwe player to be linked with a move to the South Africa top-flight is midfielder Ali Sadiki who is on the wanted list of AmaZulu.

His elder brother is captain and goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini. Sadiki plays in the midfield for FC Platinum, not to be confused with South African club Platinum Stars.

The midfielder enjoyed a great Chan tournament, and one source in Zimbabwe told Goal that AmaZulu have been enquiring about his services throughout the January transfer window. With the deadline for transfers on Friday, Usuthu will need to move fast.

“They may get him for next season, because in Zimbabwe it is off season now. In South Africa the window period closes on Friday. There won’t be enough time to register him right away, but they are really interested in him. His brother will also help to bring him to AmaZulu,” the source said.

Called for comment, AmaZulu communications manager Philani Mabaso said he hadn’t received confirmation from his technical team, only stating in general that they were still looking at bringing more players into the team during this window.