The Sunday News
Fungai Muderere, Senior Sports Reporter
FORMER Warriors midfielder Tafadzwa Raphael Kutinyu is expected to fly out of the country today to Tanzania where he is expected to join Premier Soccer League outfit DTB Football Club, we can reveal.
Kutinyu, is a holding midfielder who recently rejoined Chicken Inn after parting ways with Guinea’s Horoya FC.
“There is something in the pipeline for Kutinyu. A Tanzanian club has shown interest in his services and as such we have thought of letting him go. At the moment, in Zimbabwe players are not active and we thus thought of letting Kutinyu go even without kicking the ball for us following his coming back. He is a grown-up player who needs to provide for his family,” said Chicken Inn president Lifa Ncube.
In the past few months, Kutinyu (26) had been patiently waiting for his International Transfer Clearance (ITC) after bouncing back to Chicken Inn following termination of his contract by Horoya AC on March 20, 2021. It means that he is leaving Chicken Inn without kicking the ball.
Kutinyu was part of the 2015 championship-winning Chicken Inn, coached by Joey Antipas before the gaffer joined AmaZulu in South Africa and later moved to Chicken Inn in 2018. He played for Singinda United in Tanzania in 2017-2018 and Azam FC (2018-2019) before moving to Horoya AC in 2019.
Before Chicken Inn, Kutinyu played for Bantu Rovers and Nontwane in Botswana. In February, Chicken Inn signed another midfielder Michael Charamba, who they said was a replacement for Clemence Matawu, who is now the club’s administrator.
Before Covid-19 struck early last year, leading to suspension of all football activity, the Gamecocks had signed Ian Nekati from ZPC Kariba, Clive Dzingai formerly with Mushowani Stars, Yadah’s Paddington Nyamakura and Brian Muza from Division One side Talen Vision. Nekati, a fringe Warriors player has reportedly joined ambitious Bulawayo Chiefs. Towering Nyamakura is now in the books of Herentals FC. — @FungaiMuderere