FORMER Highlanders striker Obadiah Tarumbwa returned to the country yesterday to rejoin Bantu Rovers, ending speculation on whether the star would join the Bulawayo side.
Ambitious Bantu Rovers recently merged with Plumtree Chiefs and will play in the 2014 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.
The nomadic striker failed to find his feet with South Africa’s University of Pretoria, AmaTuks.
Speaking to Southern Eye Sport during the Bantu Rovers training session yesterday, Tarumbwa said he was happy with the decision to return to Bulawayo.
“Things did not go well at AmaTuks. My move there did not go as planned, that is why I came back. I wanted to play for a home team especially Bantu Rovers,” he said.
Yesterday, the striker watched from the sidelines as he jetted into the country in the late afternoon.
“I am happy that I am joining them (Bantu Rovers). I played with most of the players here and I am sure I will fit in well,” Tarumbwa said.
Tarumbwa (28) joined University of Pretoria last year from Kenyan PSL outfit Sofapaka and failed to find the net in nine league matches and two cup games.
He said his decision to move back to Bulawayo was a good one.
“I decided to move back because like I said my move to AmaTuks didn’t go well. It was a good option,” Tarumbwa added.
Last week Bantu general manager Wilbert Sibanda denied that the player was on his way to Tshintsha Guluva.
Tarumbwa, who started his career with Highlanders in 2000 to 2008 joined Belgian First Division side Cercle Brugge where he played with former teammates Vusa Nyoni and Honour Gombami.
He played for the Warriors in 2007 and returned home in 2009 playing for Bantu Rovers in the PSL before returning abroad to Cyprus where he joined Enosis Neon Paralimni up to 2011.
On his return in 2012, Tarumbwa was rumoured to be on his way to join Harare giants Dynamos before returning to Cyprus.
Later in the year he signed for Sofapaka in Kenya but later settled with AmaTuks in South Africa last year.
He had signed a three-year contract with AmaTuks, but reports are that his move back to Bulawayo between him and the club was a mutual understanding.