Estranged Flames captain Limbikani Mzava has completed a move to South Africa Premier Soccer League outfit AmaZulu FC.
The centre-back was among 10 players the KwaZulu Natal Province-based outfit unveiled yesterday.
This is his fifth club in South Africa after Celtic, Mpumalanga, Golden Arrows and Highlands Park.
The other new signings are Makhehleni Makhaula, Sicelo Mkhize, Siphelele Nene, Thembela Sikhakhane, Samkelo Mgwazela, SipheleleMthembu, Luvuyo Memela, Augustine Mulenga and former Kaizer Chiefs star SiphiweTshabalala.
“Here’s to new beginnings and more endearing times. Congrats to the new warriors, welcome to the winning team. With you on our side—this season will bring more success. We are the warriors. We are here to win the battles,” the club posted on its website.
Mzava said he was relieved to have finally sealed the deal after weeks of negotiation with the club’s new owners.
The move to Usuthu, which made the player excuse himself from national team international friendly matches against Zambia and Zimbabwe, comes after he was dumped by Highlands Park following the club’s sale to TS Galaxy owner.
Meanwhile, South Africa sports writer Austin Ditlhobolo has hailed Mzava’s signing, saying it will help tighten Amazulu’s defence.
“Mzava will definitely improve AmaZulu’s defence, while the addition of Augustine Mulenga, Siphiwe Tshabalala and Luvuyo Memela will bring creativity and goals. Siphelele Mthembu joins Majoro and Ntuli in an experienced striking department,” he said.
Mzava joined Highlands Park in June 2019 alongside five other signings—Makhehleni Makhaula, Thela Ngobeni, Wayde Jooste, Mark’s Munyai and Rodney Ramagalela.
The centre-back started his career at the now defunct Azam Tigers but his first South African club, Bloemfontein Celtic, signed him in 2011 from defunct TNM Super League outfit Escom United.
He spent four seasons at Celtic before a season-long stint with Mpumalanga Black in 2015/16 season.
Before signing for Highlands Park, Mzava had three-seasons with Lamontville Golden Arrows between 2016 and 2019.
AmaZulu, one South Africa’s oldest clubs, finished on position 13 in the 2019-20 Premier Soccer League season to avoid relegation.