Zimbabwean international Chivaviro Takes CAFCC By Storm, Attracts Global Attention
Marumo Gallants Striker Ranga Chivaviro Shines in CAF Confederation Cup
Marumo Gallants striker Ranga Chivaviro has become a key figure for the team in the CAF Confederation Cup this season, leading the race for the Golden Boot with five goals. The Zimbabwean international has also found the back of the net in the preliminary round, securing a place for his team in the group stages.
Impressive Goal Tally
Chivaviro’s goal-scoring form has been outstanding this season, with 15 goals in 25 games across all competitions, making him a player in high demand. His latest goal, in the 1-1 draw against Pyramids in Cairo in their first-leg quarter-final, took his goal tally to five in the CAF Confederation Cup. His impressive performances have caught the attention of clubs across the continent.
A Change in Fortunes
Chivaviro’s success is a remarkable turnaround from his situation just a few months ago. The 30-year-old was without a club in the off-season after a short stint with Venda Football Academy in the second tier. However, his current form has made him a hot commodity, with interest coming from clubs across Africa.
Interest from Tanzania and North Africa
According to iDiski Times, the big three clubs in Tanzania – Simba SC, Young Africans, and Azam – have all expressed interest in signing Chivaviro for next season. His contract with Marumo Gallants is set to expire in June, and clubs in North Africa, including Future Football Club, are also keeping tabs on his situation.
Options for the Future
Although Marumo Gallants holds a one-year option to extend Chivaviro’s stay, it can only be activated with mutual agreement with the player. As he enters the peak of his career and continues his impressive form, it is likely that he will explore options outside South Africa at the end of the season. He had a brief stint in Kosovo with KF Trepca 89, but due to the global pandemic at the time, he returned to South Africa after playing just five games.