Zvenyika Makonese

Shabanie mine signs Makonese @ 40

Sukoluhle Ndlovu
COULD he be Zimbabwea��s Roger Milla?

Zvenyika Makonese (40) is once again back on the field turning out for Shabanie Mine.

The relatively old timer nicknamed a�?Captain Zeea�? signed with the club for six months.

He makes a return to the same team he broke ranks with more than a year ago to take up a job as a bus conductor.

Shabanie Mine Secretary Jonathan Ruhukwa told B-Metro that negotiations to sign him were still underway.

However, sources say ita��s a done deal.

We havena��t concluded anything yet, check with me on Friday,a�? said Ruhukwa. Sources revealed that Makonese went for medicals at the Shabanie Mine facility on Tuesday while his deal was agreed on atA� the weekend.

He was spotted on the terraces during the afternoon training session on Tuesday.

The former Warriors regular made his name at Shabanie Mine before joining South African sides Santos and Orlando Pirates.

His off field shenanigans saw him make only cameo appearances at the Soweto giants before he was shipped out.

He returned home to help Shabanie Mine survive relegation during the 2013 season in which he played as a central striker.

He later returned to South Africa to join Black Leopards but didna��t last long and returned once again to Maglas.

He then left the club to be a bus conductor.

Early this year he was convicted by a Beitbridge court for stealing a cellphone belonging to a customer and he escaped with a fine.

Questions have been asked about signing a player who is almost 40 at this crucial stage of the campaign with his fitness levels not known.

Shabanie are a point behind log leaders Blanket Mine in the Central Soccer League Division 1.