Forgotten Flames midfielder Tawonga Chimodzi’s future in South Africa football is expected to be decided this month as his contract with National First Division side Santos expires in May.
Chimodzi, who was in the country on a breather, said an interview that he is expected to meet his bosses regarding his future as there are high chances of leaving the team in the ongoing transfer window for the PSL.
“The first thing after returning to Cape Town will be to meet management regarding my future as this is the time to renew my contract or get me sold.
“There are a number of teams in the PSL that have showed interest to sign me since we got relegated, but the team could not release me. Now, with five months to go before the end of my contract, I can talk to other teams,” he said.
Chimodzi has been a regular for Santos, save for the 2010 season when he was not registered. He joined Santos from Silver Strikers in 2007.
He said he has caught the attention of Amazulu, Free State Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic, who have expressed to sign him ever since Santos got relegated last season.
He said he has enjoyed his time at Santos where he was given the honour of wearing the precious jersey number 10. He now wears jersey number 4.
He said he is not bitter with his continued exclusion from the Flames. He was last featured in February 2012 when the Flames lost 3-2 away in Chad in a 2013 Afcon qualifier.
“It is the coach who selects the team, so there is nothing much I can do. Once given a chance, I will always be available,” said Chimodzi.
SuperSport United striker Atusaye Nyondo has since cut his Christmas holiday after he was called back on December 30.
SuperSport have not been doing well in the league and coach Gavin Hunt summoned the team for a crisis meeting. The former three-time back-to-back PSL champions are currently ninth on the log table, with 20 points from 16 games.
“We are one of the few teams starting early preparations for 2013 and Hunt is not impressed with the performance of the team. I personally have also struggled and I believe it is good to return early and work out on the problems ahead of our first game in the second week of February,” said Nyondo.
The former Carara Kicks and Silver Strikers forward had a decent first PSL season last season, scoring eight league goals and finishing top scorer at SuperSport, but is yet to score this season.