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Rollers renew Katsvairo interest

Publishing Date : 31 July, 2018

Author : MOSIMANEGAPE TSHOSWANE

Zimbabwean born boy and former Kaizer Chiefs player Michelle Katsvairo is being monitored once again by defending champions, Township Rollers to accept a central striking role following the departure of Mthokosize Msomi.


It is said Rollers influential minds are trying to sweet-talk the player urging him to ignoring less intriguing offers. According to sources, should he agree terms he will also deputize long standing striker Joel Mogorosi. The striker had a deal on the table from low ranked team in South Africa’s First Division but he is being cajoled to admit the pull of Rollers, the club at which he seeks to write his name into folklore.  Katsvairo rejected Rollers’ offer last season and instead preferred to play in Tanzania.


He will be offered a contract should he impress after featuring for the club last weekend in a friendly pre-season tournament organized by Matebejana. He had a torrid time with Chiefs and the move to Tanzania also did not pay dividends as he struggled to regain his touted form.  Michelle is expected to be guided by Nikola Kavazovic to mount another serious challenge for this year’s silver ware.


Rollers have reshuffled their attacking options over a period of time, losing darling striker Jerome Ramatlhakwane to Orapa United while veteran player Kekaetswe Mara Moloi also prematurely exited the champions after an unsuccessful stay.  Rollers’ technical team complained bitterly last season about the lack of productivity from their attackers but they hope that the ever-consistent Lemponye Tshireletso and Katsvairo, aided perhaps by Mogorosi who remains on the books, can perhaps fire an upturn.


All the while, it is said Mogorosi, should Katsvairo sign, will no longer be a first-choice selection but Kavazovic will hope that his personality and experience will serve to inspire the rest of the attacking options, most notably the younger players. Rollers have always sought to have leaders in their squad, players who have won big games and can bolster the collective belief. Their signing of Ofentse Nato last season was rooted, in part, by what he could bring away from the field.


Katsvairo is also expected to join partly on probation, and will sign to play, not to inspire, as he once argued that Botswana football is below required standard. The club sources say the team will peruse more options that will important into building the deal for him to stay longer.
Club Communication Manager Phemperetlhe Pheto confirmed that indeed Katsvairo is been monitored to join them for the rest of the season and there is a great anticipation that will bring stability in the team. ‘‘Yes the player is there but currently the technical team is  still focused on the weekend game against Al Ahly, any other issues involving players will be dealt with after the ill fate tie,’’ he said.

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