The Sunday News
Ngqwele Dube, Sports Correspondent
DESPITE raising hopes of turning out in black and white next season, exciting striker, Obriel Chirinda will not be leaving Chicken Inn as he still has a running contract.
Chirinda raised some excitement among Highlanders’ fans when he turned up at the club’s trials held last Saturday and revealed his intention to turn out for Bosso. It has, however, emerged that the player is still contracted to Chicken Inn with three years remaining on his contract. Chicken Inn secretary, Tavengwa Hara said they are not aware of his intention to leave the club and as far as they are concerned he is still their player.
“We only read that he attended Highlanders trials in the Press and we are yet to engage him over the issue. He has three years remaining on his contract and he did not come to us and inform us that he wants to leave so we consider him as one of our players and he is part of the coach’s plans for this coming season,” he said.
Sources said Chirinda claimed he was playing social soccer at Crescent when Bosso held trials and his team was asked to play against the trialists. Bosso communications manager, Ronald Moyo said they saw the last of Chirinda at the trials and he did not pitch for negotiations.
Efforts to get a comment from Chirinda were fruitless.