POLISH side TS Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała believes Zimbabwean defender Costa Nhamoinesu’s ‘experience will be considerable’ in its quest to return to top-flight football.
TSP, which was recently relegated from Poland’s top division, the Ekstraklasa, after finishing bottom of the 16-team league announced the arrival of the former Warriors player at the weekend.
And it seems the team has not time to waste, with the already featured in a pre-season friendly match against topflight side Wisla Kraków as a second half substitute.
They drew the match 1-1.
TSP – through their website – showered praises on Nhamoinesu describing as a decorated player who will bring value in the Fortuna 1 League.
“He is a centre-back, left-legged defender whose experience will be considerable in the Fortuna 1 League. He signed a one-year contract with Podbeskidzi. Costa – welcome to Podbeskidzi!” read a statement on the club’s website.
“From Zimbabwe, through the Vistula, Lubin and Praga to Bielsko-Biala. From a boy from the ghetto, to an experienced fighter Costa Nhamoinesu, welcome to TSP,” the club heaped praise on Twitter.
The gangly defender is making a return to Poland where he started his European career in 2007 after signing for KS Wisla “Ustronianka” from Masvingo United.
He went on to play for Zaglebie Lubin in the same country before moving to Czech Republic giants Sparta Prague – where is regarded as a club legend.
“In Prague he is a legend, he played more than 200 matches for Sparta, of which he was captain. He is classified among the best foreigners they have played in the Premier League.
“His European career began here in the Beskydy Mountains. As a 22-year-old, he joined KS Wisla “Ustronianka”, and after half a year he was spotted by Lubin, where he spent five years, played 120 games, was promoted to the Premier League and left in 2013 for Sparta Prague.
“He won the 2014 Czech Championship and Cup, also won the national cup in 2019/20, played in the Champions League qualifiers, and in 2014 and 2015 in the Group Stage of the Europa League. He played more than 200 games for the Prague team and also served as the team’s captain.
“In the fall of 2020, he signed with Kerala Blasters from the Indian Super League, where he played 16 games and scored two goals. He is a nine-time Zimbabwean representative,” wrote TSP profiling him.