15 January 2018
NGEZI Platinum captain Patson Jaure has finally completed his move to ambitious Zambian side Buildcon.
Jaure joins FC Platinum Nqobizitha Masuku who also made the move on Friday, as first revealed yesterday by our sister paper Sunday News.
Although the players’ intermediary George Deda was not giving away figures that left the two Platinum sides clutching thin air, H-Metro can reveal that Buildcon unsettled the two players after promising four times what they were earning at their clubs.
FC Platinum are the best paying club in the country while Ngezi Platinum also pay well some of their top stars.
“I cannot discuss the figures but I can confirm that Jaure has also joined Masuku. Buildcon are a very strong club financially and that is why they have been able to buy those players. Jaure has since agreed personal terms and it is deal done,” Deda said.
A source close to Masuku, a player whose net salary was around US$1000 excluding bonuses, said Buildcon’s offer was difficult to ignore for both players.
“His (Masuku) move means he will now get four times what he was getting when bonuses are also taken into account. It was an offer difficult to ignore considering that Masuku was well paid at FC and was in the list for the CAF Champions league.
“FC Platinum had no choice but to accept an offer that also left them with money to replace the player with another good player. It was the same scenario with Jaure in terms of the offer,” said the source.
FC Platinum spokesperson Chido Chizondo said: “He made the move join a Zambian club on Friday. We could not stand on his way. All I can say is that it was good business for the club and we wish him the very best.”
It was the same scenario that befell Ngezi this weekend, with Tonderai Ndiraya left with a task to replace his captain.
Deda said: “Jaure has signed a two year deal and is happy with the personal terms. I think we have to accept that fact that Buildcon are one of the rising African teams of this generation, in terms of resources. Although there are other traditional giants like TP Mazembe, this Zambian side cannot be ignored.”
Deda has also been instrumental in Buildcon deals involving two Burkina Faso players that play for their national team, a Ugandan top scorer and another Kenyan top scorer.
“They are ambitious and they have what it takes to get any player that they want,” he said.