ZLATAN Ibrahimovic, the larger than life former Swedish international, once bragged that he doesna��t do auditions a�� in reference to trials a�� when a football club is hunting for his signature.
To cap it off he quipped a�?When you buy me, you are buying a Ferraria�?.
In the local football scene, fading giants Dynamos are selling off their perceived saving Grace a�� veteran striker Kingston Nkatha a�� to anyone who is willing to listen.
Blunt in front of goal and in dire need of a gunslinger, DeMbare have roped in Nkatha to provide the elusive goals to try and pull the Harare giants out of the relegation zone.
Maybe at the back of their minds Dynamos players have always known that their teama��s Achilles Heel is the strike forcea��s conversion rate which resembles that of a team resigned to relegation at the end of a season.
a�?Dynamos players received Kingston very well, everyone knows he is a top striker, a morale booster to the team and ita��s exciting that his teammates believe that he will add value to the team and give our supporters something to smile about,a�? said Dynamos manager Richard Chihoro.
Nkatha joined his teammates for a first training session on Wednesday morning.
The three-hour training session ended at midday.
Fitness levels will determine if Nkatha a�� a former South Africaa��s SuperSport striker- plays his debut DeMbare match against arch rivals Highlanders at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.
a�?Today (Wednesday) the players were doing light training, a bit of ball passing so at this moment ita��s difficult to say if he will be part of the match day squad for Sundaya��s game. That call is up to the coaches but what is important is that our strike force, which has been a major concern for a while now, has been reinforced,a�? he said.
Comparing Nkatha to Ibrahimovic is a story for another day. For now Dynamos fans just want to see the newly acquired goal getter doing what principal sponsors a�� NetOne a�� pay him to do.