Katanha in Malaysia

Staff Writer

WARRIORS’ fringe striker Newton Katanha has resurfaced in Malaysia two months after slithering out of the country following media claims he had been expelled from his German club for falsi

fying his age.


The Zimbabwe international, who is officially 22 but feared much older, is set to sign for Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ).


According to media reports from Malaysia, Katanha has been training with the Malaysian Super League outfit since last week.


“MPPJ are a good team but they have been unlucky in front of goal. I hope I can be their answer to getting the goals,” Katanha was quoted as saying after watching MPPJ beat Sabah 2-1 last Saturday.


“It’s hot and humid here but it won’t be problem for me, I believe I can get used to the local conditions quickly.”


The bustling striker has been clubless since his contract at German side Bielefeld was allegedly terminated last year after a medical test revealed he was much older than the age he had given as official to the club.


Katanha dismissed the claims, saying it was the work of racists and his detractors who were bent on destroying his football career.


However, Katanha slipped out of the country following the allegations despite having accepted a six-month contract offered by Zimbabwe champions Caps United.


Before his latest move, Katanha was with Austrian club Salzburg for two seasons and then featured for Bielefeld in the German League last year.

He has played for Blackpool and Caps United on the local scene.

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