The Sunday News
ZIMBABWE national sevens and fifteens rugby winger Tafadzwa Chitokwindo is happy with his stay at Germany club TV Pforzheim where he is on trials.
Chitokwindo has been in the Eastern European country since the end of last month where he is trying his luck at the club with hopes to land himself a contract to play in the Rugby-Bundesliga, the highest level of rugby union in Germany.
The 23-year-old outside back is on trials with other Old Hararians players, winger Morgan Vangue, loose forward Tawanda Chowe and lock forward Antipas Kamkwindo. Former Zimbabwe Sables skipper Constantine Dhina who spent some years playing club rugby in Germany arranged the trials stints for the four players.
Chitokwindo said the club was going to make a decision soon on whether they were signing them as they were due to fly back home on 12 November.
“It’s awesome playing with people from all over the world, learning more and more along the way. I am sure they are going to decide if they are signing us by end of next month because we are supposed to fly back home on 12 November,’’ said Chitokwindo.
The 21 team Rugby Bundesliga got underway two weeks ago and Chitokwindo has already played two matches for TV Pforzheim. In their opening match played on 30 August, TV Pforzheim thrashed TSV Handschuhsheim 51-7 away and followed that up with 64-7 triumph at home over RG Heidelberg last Saturday.
Based in the city of Pforzheim, TV Pforzheim was founded in 1834 and have twice finished second in the Rugby Bundesliga, 2011-12 and 2013-14.
Dhina, Jeffrey Tigere, Gardner Nechironga and Manasah Sita are some of the Zimbabwean players who have pursued careers in Germany.