11 January 2019
CHICKEN Inn midfielder Innocent Muchaneka’s dream move to join South African side Baroka has reportedly hit a snag after contract complications.
H-Metro has gathered that Muchaneka was ignorant of a clause – in the contract – which gives Chicken Inn rights to trigger two more years at the end of the running agreement.
The Soccer Star of the Year finalist is understood to have had signed a pre-contract with Baroka assuming that he would be a free agent by December last year.
“A deal in South Africa was stalled because Chicken Inn say he is still contracted yet he thought he was out of contract and had a signed a pre-contract with Baroka.
“He says his contract with Chicken Inn expired end of December, but the club say they have option to extend it by two years,” revealed the source.
Baroka ended up settling former FC Platinum midfielder Rodwell Chinyengetere.
“Baroka ended up signing Chinyengetere, but it’s not clear if the issue will be resolved in time for him to move to Baroka or other interested clubs,” added the source.
Reports are that the player might take his issue to Footballers Union of Zimbabwe (FUZ) as he insists to be not away of the clause blocking his move.
“I think the player will take his case to FUZ so that they can be able to help him and see the way forward,” said the source.
Contacted for comment Chicken Inn spokesperson declined to shed light on the issue.
“We don’t discuss club’s contracts with players,” he said.