4 December 2017
FC PLATINUM defensive midfielder Gerald Takwara’s intended move to Ajax Cape Town remained uncertain yesterday.
Club spokesperson Chido Chizondo said chances that he could stay are 50-50.
H-Metro understands that the player now has to weigh between joining the ABSA Premiership team to be a springboard for bigger moves or play in the CAF Champions league.
“I think I will be in position to shed light after a meeting this week. So far there is nothing much I can say about that. It is 50-50,” Chizondo said.
Takwara rose from the bench against Harare City in the Castle challenge Cup at Mandava on Saturday, a game the champions won 2-1.
If Takwara stays, he could play a big role as FC try to make history in the CAF Champions league.
The club could not get to agree with Ajax Cape Town on a transfer fee for Takwara mid-season, with indications the ABSA Premiership side had offered something in the region of US$25 000.
The Zimbabwean champions then felt such an amount was not enough for a player of Takwara’s caliber though the defensive midfielder still had six months left on his contract.
It is also understood that at the time, the club could not match what he was getting at FC, something that could again derail the move although he can now move as a free agent.
Although it is apparent a lot is happening behind doors, the agent that represent Takwara, Gibson Mahachi, said it was still early to comment on the issue.
“As soon as there is something concrete, I will be in a position to give you the position. For now there is nothing much I can say,” he said.