Zimiseleni Moyo for Mozambique?


FORMER Zambia’s Zesco United left-back Zimiseleni Moyo could be on his way to Mozambique this week if he agrees to terms with an unnamed club in that country which he was supposed to join last week.


The former Zimbabwe youth international defender quit Zesco United last month after spending five years with the FAZ/MTN Super League side.

Moyo yesterday confirmed he was going to Mozambique, but would not reveal the name of the club that has invited him over.

The unheralded left-back, who trained with Highlanders a few weeks ago, however, did not rule out playing locally saying what had stalled him was that he had to take care of his mother who is not feeling well.

“I was supposed to go to Mozambique on Monday last week. There is a club that has offered me something there,” the dreadlocked Moyo said.

“But I did not go because I have to take care of my mother. She is not well. She is seriously ill. But I will hear from them (the Mozambican club) this week. I might be going there this week.”

A source last Friday said Moyo had been sent a ticket by the undisclosed Mozambican club to travel to that country, but due to his mother’s ill health, the defender seemed to have failed to make it.

Moyo yesterday said he was looking for new opportunities, but was not going back to Zambia.

“I am not going back to Zambia. I could play locally, but I am weighing options, especially when I compare offers with what I turned down in Zambia,” he said.

“Going back to Zambia is out of the question, I am looking for a new environment.”

Moyo, who played for Motor Action, started his career with East Rovers in Pumula and moved to Railstars where he was coached by the legendary former Highlanders juniors coach Ali “Baba” Dube.

He was coached at Railstars senior team by Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu in 2005. Mpofu invited him to train with Highlanders after he quit Zesco United.

In 2007, he moved to the Mighty Bulls and because of the country’s economic meltdown, he left for South Africa where he worked odd jobs before he was spotted by Zesco United in  2010, playing money games.

That was when the talented left-back moved to Zambia for a career that spanned five years, before he decided to return home last month.