LEAGUE champions Dynamos and Highlanders can now seriously bid for Kudakashe Mahachi without any outside threat after South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns announced that they no longer have interest in the Bantu Rovers winger.
Mahachi voted as the third best player in the local league this year while on loan at Chicken Inn, had a trial stint at Sundowns in October and has been waiting for feedback from the Chloorkop side.
In a season where he also caught the eye of national team coach Ian Gorowa, Mahachi had created a tug-of-war between Zimbabwe’s traditional giants who are after his services.
The 21-year-old who appeared undecided on his future in the past weeks, had been reluctant to sign with Dynamos who have made a more serious bid saying he was awaiting response from Sundowns.
He had indicated Highlanders as his other option.
Mamelodi Sundowns senior advisor and communications and marketing manager Joe Latakgomo said they would not sign the diminutive winger.
“Mamelodi Sundowns has exhausted its quota for foreign players and do not plan any new signings in January,” Latakgomo said.
However, the player’s manager Mlungisi Moyo was still in the dark that the deal to join the cash-rich Sundowns side had hit a snag.
“We are still waiting for an official communication from Sundowns where he attended trials,” Moyo said.
Mahachi was hoping to join fellow Zimbabweans Khama Billiat, Cuthbert Malajila already in the books of the Pretoria-based side. The Brazilians are also home to former Warriors captain Peter Ndlovu who is their team manager.
He will, however, have another chance of attracting foreign attention if he makes it to the Chan tournament to be staged in South Africa.