Murewa leaves Zulu Royals, joins Bucks

Colleen Tafireyi

FORMER Dynamos and Warriors’ dribbling wizard, Tauya “The Flying Doctor” Murewa, has left Zulu Royals which he helped gain promotion into the South African Premier League, to join Division O

ne outfit Umtata Bush Bucks.


Former Zulu Royals mentor, Bumadian Ramadhan Nsansurwino, who is now in charge at Bush Bucks quickly snapped Murewa up when it emerged that Zulu Royals had failed to meet the striker’s contractual demands.


Murewa signed for Bucks last Friday and has already started training with the East London side.


He is expected to feature in their weekend match. The South Africa Division 1 league kicked off last weekend.


In an interview last week, Nsansurwino expressed his confidence in the abilities of Murewa.


“He was instrumental in our promotion at Zulu Royals and I will also look to him to lead Bucks to premiership glory,” the respected mentor said.


“We offered him a good contract which matches his star status.”

Murewa was upbeat over joining Bucks and promised to bang in the goals.

“I am fully fit and nothing will stop me from banging them in,” he said at his presentation to the team’s supporters in East London.


At Bucks, Murewa joins fellow Zimbabweans – William Mugeyi, the player-coach and rock-steady defender Dumisani Mpofu.

Murewa recovered from a knee injury last year and joined Zulu Royals, for which he scored 15 goals, propelling them to promotion into the premiership.


Meanwhile, another former Warriors match-winner, Edelbert Dinha, has made a comeback from a terrible groin injury and has already featured in six matches out of the seven played by Orlando Pirates in the championship so far.


Dinha was injured towards the end of last season and was out of action for more than eight weeks.


However, the former Darryn T and Caps United utility player has recovered and has reclaimed his place in the Bucaneers.


In an interview recently, the former Ajax Cape Town skipper said he worked hard during the period he was injured.


“I was working hard on my own to regain full fitness,” said Dinha.

“I realised that due to the tough competition for the jersey in the team, I had to work very hard.”


Dinha faced competition for the same position from fellow countryman – Innocent Chikoya, Bheka Phakathi, Goodman Mazibuko and Philani Khubeka.


Mazibuko and Khubeka left Orlando Pirates to join Moroka Swallows while Chikoya, who still hasn’t found another team, also left, thereby paving way for Dinha’s comeback.


Both Dinha and Murewa were at one time vital members of the Warriors under the tutelage of Misheck Marimo. The team won the Cosafa Cup in 2001.