George Chigova’s Football Career Faces Uncertain Future, Coach Hunt Expresses Concern
SuperSport United goalkeeper George Chigova finds himself grappling with the possibility of an early retirement from football, as Coach Hunt paints a bleak picture of what lies ahead for the player.
The club will be evaluating Chigova’s situation in the upcoming weeks based on medical recommendations.
Chigova’s Current Status
As of now, Chigova is not training with the club and was notably absent from the team’s pre-season camp in Durban. His absence raises concerns about his health and ability to continue his career in football.
The Zimbabwean goalkeeper rejoined SuperSport United ahead of the 2020/21 season following the relegation of Polokwane City.
Re-signing of Veteran Goalie
In light of Chigova’s uncertain future, SuperSport United has taken steps to reinforce their goalkeeping department.
The club has re-signed veteran goalie Washington Arubi, who, like Chigova, returns for a second stint with the team.
This decision aims to bolster the team’s goalkeeping options amidst the uncertainty surrounding Chigova’s condition.
Coach Hunt’s Comments
Coach Hunt has been candid about the situation, stating that he has not been fully briefed on Chigova’s diagnosis.
While he is not a medical professional, he acknowledges that there is an ongoing issue that the club is actively addressing.
Chigova is set to undergo four weeks of inactivity, after which further decisions will be made based on his progress and prognosis.
Support from the Club
Hunt admits that the outlook for Chigova doesn’t appear positive, but the club remains committed to offering him all the necessary support. SuperSport United will stand behind the player to provide the best assistance possible during this challenging time.
Changes in Goalkeeping Department
In the midst of the uncertainty surrounding Chigova, SuperSport United has experienced changes in their goalkeeping department.
Long-serving goalie Boalefa Pule has left the club, reducing their goalkeeping options.
With Pule’s departure, SuperSport is currently left with Arubi and Ricardo Goss as their primary choices, with a busy season ahead, including their involvement in the CAF Confederation Cup.