Fungayi Munyoro Sports Correspondent—
MUTARE City Rovers’ chances of survival in the Premier Soccer League suffered a huge blow after captain and senior player Washington Pakamisa dumped the club to join fellow new boys Nichrut FC.Pakamisa who joined Gusha Bhora in February from FC Platinum confirmed on Tuesday that he has packed his bags to seek greener pastures.
Pakamisa took over as Gusha Bhora captain after the departure of Themba Ndlovu and his departure will be a big blow for the struggling municipal side as he was one of the influential senior players.
“I am no longer with Mutare City Rovers. I have joined Nichrut for the rest of the second half. I just needed a change of environment and also a club which has players at heart.
“I could not continue to play for nothing. The club did not pay me for four months and I am a family man. I have a family to take care of. I feel Nichrut is a good team despite its current log standing. It is properly run. I started training on Monday and I am enjoying here,” he said.
Pakamisa vowed to do his level best to save Nichrut from sinking.
“I will play my normal game as my new club will face Gusha Bhora. For me it is just a normal game and I will do all I can. My target is to score more goals so that I help my team to survive relegation,” he said.
Rovers’ spokesman Clayton Masekesa confirmed to Post Sport that they have lost their captain.
“Pakamisa has left Mutare City Rovers. I am yet to hear which club he has decided to join .In as much as we would have wanted him to remain at the club because of his varsity experience, he had other thoughts and he requested to leave the club,” he said.
After picking just 13 points from a possible 51 in 17 matches, Gusha Bhora needs to start collecting points for them to survive the chop.