Christian “Ntouba” Epoupa

Botswana: A sanctuary for the ‘tired’ Zimbabwean footballer?

Nkosilodumo Ndebele
LOCAL Premier Soccer League (PSL) players seem to be finding refugeA� in Botswana after facing a few setbacks in the Zimbabwean Premier Soccer league.

Former Dynamos striker Christian a�?Ntoubaa�? Epoupa ( pictured above) joined a modest Botswana topflight side Orapa United after his former pay masters Dynamos failed to convince the player to come back to the country.

Dynamos and the striker had parted ways due to monetary issues and the player resolved to find refuge in the Botswana side to earn enough to fend for his family.

Gabriel Nyoni

Gabriel Nyoni

Interestingly, the Cameroonian striker signed a two-year deal with a club coached by former Highlanders mentor Bongani Mafu. Current Bosso gaffer, Madinda Ndlovu also had a stint with the club. Takudzwa Ndoro, twin brother to Tendai Ndoro followed in Epoupaa��s footsteps by also finding refuge at a Botswanaa��s outfit Sharps Shooting Stars.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper has had stints before in Botswana with BDF XI, Extension Gunners and Botswana MC from 2011 to 2015.

He was a free agent after he was released from duty by Bulawayo City for disciplinary issues. Sharps Shooting Stars gave the player a two-year contract. Highlanders were also at risk of losing their speedy winger, Gabriel Nyoni, to Botswana champions, Township rollers after they were impressed by the winger during his trial stint.

The winger featured in Township Rollersa�� 1-0 win over South African champions, Mamelodi Sundowns in a friendly before flying to Harare for Highlandersa�� league match against Black Rhinos.

Although the player impressed the township rollers manager Motshegetsi Mafa, the deal seemed to not have materialised as the transfer window has closed.

a�?For now ita��s stagnant, I will update you as time progresses. As of now, I am still a Highlanders player and l have resumed training with the club,a�? said Nyoni.