Muringai completes switch to Mozambique side UD Songo FC

Dynamos leftback Tino Muringai

Dynamos leftback Tino Muringai has completed his switch to Mozambique champions UD Songo where he will feature in the Caf Champions League with the club.

As first reported by NewsDay Sport in December last year, the young defender has signed a one-year loan deal with an option to make it permanent if he impresses.

The Harare giants confirmed the deal yesterday.

"The club is pleased to confirm the loan of Tinotenda Muringai to Uniao Disportiva De Songo FC (UD Songo) of Mozambique for a year with an option to extend," said Dynamos in a statement.

The 22-year old who joined Dynamos as a teenager in 2019 has a year remaining on his contract with DeMbare.

Muringai was invited for trials by UD Songo in November, soon after the end of the domestic season and immediately impressed his assessors who tabled an offer.

But his handlers took their time to make a decision as they were waiting for other potential suitors especially from Europe who had also shown interest in him.

UD Songo is building a team to compete in the CAF Champions League this season after winning the Mozambican league last year.

The hugely talented star had an outstanding campaign with Dynamos last season, helping the Harare giants to a third place finish in the league.

He was a starter under former coach Tonderai Ndiraya at the start of that campaign but a knee injury midway through the season disrupted his rise.

But as soon as he recovered, he reclaimed his spot in the team where he played on the left side of a three-man defence pillar.

His departure is a huge blow to new coach Herbert Maruwa who has been forced to rebuild the team after the departure of at least 15 players during the current transfer window.

Almost the same number of players have since joined the club.


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