WARRIORS defender Erick Chipeta had a successful trial stint with Absa Premier Soccer League side University of Pretoria and is likely to be moving to South Africa in June after the formalisation of his deal with local club Hwange.
Chipeta arrived in the country from South Africa on Tuesday night and is expected to rejoin Hwange today. His manager Gibson Mahachi yesterday confirmed the defender had impressed AmaTuks and what is left is for the South African side to table an offer to the coalminers.
“It was all good, more of familiarisation and I am now expecting to hear from them, but meanwhile I am going back to my club Hwange tomorrow (today),” Chipeta said.
The Chipangano hardman, who joined the coalminers from Northern Region Division One side DStv Rangers last year, returned to South Africa last week soon after arriving back from the African Nations Championships (Chan) tournament, where he caught the eye of AmaTuks’ scouts.
Chipeta has been on the wish list of a couple of local clubs that include big guns Highlanders, Dynamos and FC Platinum after playing an instrumental role for Hwange, who survived relegation by a whisker last year.
At AmaTuks, he is likely to be joining former Warriors goalkeeper Washington Arubi and nomadic former Highlanders and Bantu Rovers striker Obadiah Tarumbwa.