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Takwara snapped up by Saudi Arabia club

WARRIORS utility player Gerald Takwara has joined the growing band of Zimbabwean footballers who are finding greener pastures overseas after being snapped up by a Saudi Arabia club.

The 27-year-old has signed for Saudi Arabian division one side, Ohod FC, after completing a switch from the Motsepe Foundation Championship side Venda Football Academy FC

The Madinah-based outfit unveiled the midfielder this week after he completed the lucrative deal from South Africa.

However, the second-tier league side has kept details about the duration of the player’s contract under wraps.

Takwara has linked up with former Kaizer Chiefs star striker Knowledge Musona and ex-AmaZulu midfielder Ovidy Karuru in Saudi Arabia.

Musona is on the books of Al Tai whereas Karuru plays for Al Shoala in the Saudi Arabian professional league.

Takwara initially got his breakthrough four years ago when he joined Ajax Cape Town in 2018 from FC Platinum.

The former Tsholotsho FC player then left the Cape Town-based side, now Cape Town Spurs, upon its relegation to the National First Division.

He returned home to Zimbabwe for a dance with Castle Larger Premiership side, Ngezi Platinum, playing for them in the 2019/20 season.

The talented midfielder was soon on his way back to South Africa and this time around, he resurfaced at Venda FC where he made 29 appearances and scored twice.

Takwara was among few bright lights in an otherwise dull Zimbabwe campaign at the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, where he managed to bag the man-of-the award in the 2-1 win over fancied Guinea in an academic group match played in January 2021.

He will be hoping to make an impact at Ohod FC who finished sixth in the Saudi Arabia First Division League last season.

The club which is based in the oil rich gulf nation’s city of Medina have won the Saudi First Division three times and have finished runners-up five times and have been promoted to the Saudi Arabian top tier three times already. They play their home games at the Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Stadium.

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