Shelly Guni, Sports Reporter
MARTIN Vengesai has waved goodbye to Harare City ahead of his impending move to an unnamed club in India, the club’s chief executive officer Tafadzwa Bhasera has confirmed.
Vengesai had developed into one of the key players for the Sunshine Boys since he joined from Dynamos in 2014.
During his five-year stay, the 31-year-old helped the Sunshine Boys to two Chibuku Super Cup titles.
Bhasera said despite the development coming to them as a surprise they wish the player all the best in his future endeavours.
“Vengesai has been loyal to the club for a long time,” she said.
“His contract expired at the end of last season but the coach had agreed to give him another chance at the club.
“He has however decided to move and we accepted. We wish him well in his endeavours and honestly as a club we would have wanted him to stay but when opportunity comes, he had to take.
“We appreciate the years he has spent here. He was a dedicated player and he was also getting better with age.
“We were also planning on putting him in the club structures and if he comes back, I’m sure the opportunity will still be there.”
The departure of Vengesai brings to five the number of senior players who have left City during this transfer window.
Already Tatenda Tumba, Ismael Wadi and Munyaradzi Diro Nyenye have left to join Harare giants CAPS United while defender Takudzwa Chimwemwe signed for Zambian side Buildcon FC.
And in strengthening their side City have since brought in Ben Musaka, Zvikomborero Bizeki, Emmanuel Mandiranga, Morris Musiyakuvi, Prosper Chigumba and Valentine Ndaba.
The Sunshine Boys have also promoted several players from their junior developmental side as they bid to assemble a competitive side for the impending season.