YOUNG Warriors midfielder Marvellous Nakamba has completed move to top Dutch Eredivisie side Vitesse after signing a four-year contract with the club on Thursday.
This was after the 20-year-old passed trials with the club, which included a 20-minute role in a friendly match against English giants Chelsea last week.
Nakamba is joining from AS Nancy in France and according to the club’s website, the youth international will immediately join with the first team as soon as his papers are sorted out.
Vitesse technical director Mo Allach confirmed the deal on the club’s website yesterday.
“Marvellous Nakamba has from day one made a big impression technically and in his personality.
“We are pleased to reward him with a contract,” Allach was quoted as saying on the club’s website.
The former Bantu Rovers player who was in the talented Under-20 team with Kuda Mahachi, Denver Mukamba and Simba Sithole, said he was looking forward to the new challenge.
“The last few weeks I have had trials at Vitesse and enjoyed it.
“I love the way the team play and the warm and professional environment since my first day. I hope to play well and help the team win trophies,” Nakamba said.
Nakamba becomes the sixth player signed by the club this season after Bertrand Traoré and Wallace who are on loan from Chelsea, Arnold Kruiswijk, Denys Oliinyk and former Archford Gutu’s FF Kalmar teammate Abiola Dauda.
While Nakamba is making huge strides in his career, it appears his compatriot Knowledge Musona is moving backwards with reports yesterday suggesting the Warriors striker would be rejoining South African side join Kaizer Chiefs on a season loan after failing to find European suitors. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter, speaking after his side’s 2-1 league win over Black Aces on Wednesday night, revealed that Musona’s return to Naturena was just a matter of time.
“We think everything is clear, Knowledge is on his way back,” Baxter said.
“He’ll give us a few more options, another dimension, but I say the same thing, this team is doing well at the moment. Knowledge, Shabba (Siphiwe Tshabalala), Bernard (Parker), they’ve all got to get into the team.”
The 24-year-old marksman’s future has been subject of speculation since he left for his parent club TSG Hoffenheim of Germany at the end of June, with Amakhosi making it clear that they wanted to keep him.
He trained with Spanish side Granada, but it appears nothing came out of the trials.