Absa Premiership

Zimbabwean teenager set for Sundowns trial

2019-01-15 07:50
Pitso Mosimane
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Cape Town - Zimbabwe Under-20 striker Delic Murimba has been given an opportunity to show his skills in South Africa after being invited to a trial with Mamelodi Sundowns.

According to Soccer Laduma website, the 19-year-old is set to arrive on Johannesburg on Monday for a 10-day assessment at Chloorkop.

Sundowns are showing interest following Murimba's impressive COSAFA U-20 Championships campaign, where he shared the top goal scorer award with South African striker Lyle Foster with five goals.

Sources in Zimbabwe report that Sundowns sent a letter Murimba's current club Triangle United, indicating the club's intention to fly him over for the trial and pay all his costs.

Former Zimbabwe striker Butler Masango, who now owns an academy in South Africa, was also involved in securing the trial agreement.

“I enjoy a sound working relationship with [the] Mamelodi Sundowns coach and [he] has always been requesting that I recommend any special young talent from Zimbabwe," Masango told The Herald in Zimbabwe.

“I told him about Delic as well as Panashe Mutasa [of Manica Diamonds]. This prompted him to send the team of scouts to Zambia, where there was the COSAFA U-20 Championships.

“They were impressed by Murimba as well as Zimbabwe goalkeeper Tinotenda Ali."

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