HWANGE striker Francisco Zekumbawira will be rejoining his colleagues at the Colliery on Monday when the coal miners begin preparations for the 2014 season after a forgettable stint at Dynamos.
Zekumbawira, who joined Hwange from Zifa Bulawayo Province Division Two side Zim Leopards, spent the entire second half of the season last year without kicking a ball after he was shown the door by Dynamos and Chipangano did not submit his papers on time for registration the remainder of the season.
The striker told Southern Eye Sport that he has fully recovered and is hoping to revive his career at his club, Hwange, where he has a contract that runs until the end of the year.
“I am fit now. I had a nagging groin injury that is why I had difficulties at Dynamos, but I am going back to Hwange for this season,” Zekumbawira said.
Hwange head coach Nation Dube said he expected the player to join the rest of the team on Monday. Rodwell Chinyengetere, who suffered a horrific injury in 2012 in a match against relegated Monomotapa will be included.
“What is to our advantage is that most of our players have running contracts and we are expecting them to join us on Monday when we begin our preparations for the 2014 season.
“Zekumbawira and Rodwell should be able to revive their careers. We want to see who is coming back then we can assess other players,” Dube said.
Senior players that are expected back at Hwange include Isaac Masame, Nkosana Siwela, Gilbert Zulu, Oscar Lungu, David Boriwondo and Farai Vimisayi.
Chipangano are likely to lose their much sought after right-back Erick Chipeta, with the Warriors in South Africa, but Dube yesterday said they will only be able to know about the player’s fate when he returns from the African Nations Championships tournament.
“We have been reading so many stories in the newspapers about Chipeta joining this or that club, but we are expecting him back from Chan like all the other players who have running contracts with the club,” he said.
Chipeta has been linked with a move to Highlanders while South Africa’s Golden Arrows are also keeping an eye on him.