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Dynamos see strikers in the horizon


DYNAMOS’ long search for a striker is nearing an end with the emergence of Cameroon-born striker Joseph Aboueme who is close to completing a move to the champions.


Hard-pressed to beat Wednesday’s Caf Champions League late registration deadline, Dynamos are also considering an unnamed Portuguese forward.

Our sister paper NewsDay last week revealed that Dynamos were targeting a Portuguese striker who together with Aboueme will be expected in the country tomorrow or latest Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Portuguese will arrive in the company of his agent Mario Teixeira as a free agent, a status Aboueme also has. DeMbare will be looking to seal a deal with at least either of the two strikers, but club chairman Keni Mubaiwa indicated that they could rope both of them in if amicable agreements are arrived at.

“We want one of them, but we will sign in both of them in if we reach common ground on everything,” Mubaiwa said.

“We are not just taking anyone just for the sake of signing a striker. We need a player with requisite experience, someone who can take us far in view of our Champions League campaign where experience is crucial.

“Players have to meet certain standards. Remember we set ourselves high standards in the past three seasons where we won the local league, so we have to maintain that or do better.”

Aboueme boasts that experience, having taken part in the 2012 Caf Confederations Cup with Ethiopian giants St George.

The heavily built 27-year-old has had a stint in Angola with Sporting Clube Petroleos dé Cabinda. He had two spells with Unisport de Bafang in his native Cameroon.

He also played for Cameroonian giants Canon de Yaoundé between 2005 and 2007 and Dynamos have already analysed video footage of the player in action.

Correspondence between Dynamos and Teixeira commenced mid-last month and the latter gave the Glamour Boys assurance of a top-class forward.

Dynamos have not rejected Teixeira’s final proposal of $7 000 signing-on fees and a monthly salary of $1 000 while his management company will take care of the striker’s other needs.

On Friday Dynamos sent Teixeira other terms of the player’s contract which he has to agree to before he comes to Zimbabwe. Since last year, Dynamos have been bemoaning the lack of a suitable striker in Zimbabwe which has prompted them to cast their net as far as abroad.

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