Pfumbidzai finds new home at Chippa United

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Ronald Pfumbidzai

Zimbabwe international defender Ronald Pfumbidzai has found a new home at South African club Chippa United after enduring a difficult campaign with Royal AM last season.

Pfumbidzai is one of the two former Royal AM players who were unveiled by Chippa United on Thursday together with Siphelele Luthuli, his former teammate at Bloemfontein Celtic before the franchise was sold to South African businesswoman Shauwn Mkhize.

The pair had a difficult season after the arrival of the new owners with Pfumbidzai, who had spent four seasons at Celtic being completely frozen out of the team which ultimately cost him his place in the Warriors squad.

Pfumbidzai will hope to get game time under Kurt Lentjies, as the Gqberha-based side, who are currently 12th in the league.

 

The 27-year-old attacking full-back joined Celtics in 2017. Before the move, he had a loan stint in Denmark at IK Hobro.

Pfumbidzai made his debut in the domestic Premiership debut in 2013 when he joined CAPS United from Division One side Hippo Valley.

He had a meteoric rise at the Harare giants where he went on to command the first-team place and earned call ups in the Under-20 national team within the same year.

At the youth level he captained his team in the 2013 COSAFA U-20 Cup and later played in 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The gifted defender represented Zimbabwe at two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competitions in 2017 and 2019.

 

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