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Karuru 'itching' for Kaizer Chiefs debut

Posted: 30 August 2014 Time: 11:36

Kaizer Chiefs newcomer Ovidy Karuru is focusing on one thing after receiving his work permit – forcing his way into Stuart Baxter’s starting line-up.

READ: Baxter - We have won nothing yet

The Zimbabwean, a July signing, is yet to make his topflight debut for the 2012/13 Absa Premiership champions, who will tonight host SuperSport United in the League at FNB Stadium.

While Karuru has considerable football experience, after plying his trade in France and Belgium between 2009 and 2013 before his move to Chiefs, breaking into Baxter’s team will take a lot of effort.    

Under Baxter, Chiefs are yet to lose a match this season – giving the British coach no reason to fiddle around with his line-up.

Chiefs spokesperson Vina Maphosa tells that the stiff competition for places will benefit the team as it brings out the best in all the players.

Maphosa says Karuru – who featured for Chiefs in a pre-season match against Chippa United - has settled in well at the club.

The presence of other Zimbabwean players such as Willard Katsande, Kingston Nkhatha and Matthew Rusike has made it easier for the midfielder to blend in, says Maphosa.

“He is feeling at home now. He is used to South African conditions,” says Maphosa.

“He enjoys his football and you can see he is happy when he is on the football pitch. He has been training hard with the other guys.

“You can see that he is itching for his debut. Every player wants to play against other clubs as often as possible.

“We have a big team and there are many matches so everyone will get a chance to play. Karuru knows this and he has been professional in his approach,” adds Maphosa.

Karuru – who made his name in Zimbabwe’s topflight while playing for Masvingo United and later Gunners Football Club – is comfortable playing as an attacking midfielder or on either side of the field as a winger. 

He has five caps for the Zimbabwe national senior team.

Livefyre comments on this story...

Siwelele Brigadier
posted: 2014-08-30 09:43:19

No news here, anything about Siwelele mr editor?

posted: 2014-08-30 09:50:47

CaraCara banna!Your time will come

posted: 2014-08-30 10:11:01

The Zim academy is flourishing at zoorena.

posted: 2014-08-30 10:11:05

4 Zimbos. Jerrr

posted: 2014-08-30 10:16:32

wsh I cn see him ply tonight

posted: 2014-08-30 10:30:42

Zim connection...haha

T-Man wa leKhosi
posted: 2014-08-30 10:31:26

ikpule  Who wants to read about that small team?

posted: 2014-08-30 10:31:28

Buy one get Two

posted: 2014-08-30 10:33:34

What hv they siwelele achieved other than Macufe cup? #Forever Fearless

Boknight Ratanda bucs
posted: 2014-08-30 10:43:57

You are the small version of Phefeni boy

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2014-08-30 10:57:45

Hayi suka madoda.....

Ovidy "CARACARA"Karuru.....I want all my fellow Kaizer Chiefs members to watch this boy....forget Knowledge Musona.

posted: 2014-08-30 10:59:14

ikpule _Haaaiiii wena go cut grass it's Saturday, so your team wouldn't even get an ad space...

Siwelele Brigadier
posted: 2014-08-30 10:59:18

@khutso. Hmmm....let's see SAA Super8, Telkom Knockout, E-TV charity cup. Top 6 in league title for the last 8 seasons. Vuvuzela free supporters n most reliable fans. And....there's more to tell Laaitie

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2014-08-30 11:01:23

I have my VVIP ticket for tonight...Jersey no.15 written ZIYAMPOROMA.

Soccer City Stadium.

Iam the The Phefeni Boy

Siwelele Brigadier
posted: 2014-08-30 11:01:29

Vuvuzela free brigade, the league this season is ours my laaitie

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2014-08-30 11:02:25


Siwelele Brigadier
posted: 2014-08-30 11:03:31

Third most supported team in the country, is dt small? Really?

Papa Hloni
posted: 2014-08-30 11:03:46

How I wish Baxter can give CaraCara a chance to play! Wow what a player,he's got a very strong left foot but he can use both feet,he can take on players! Awa banna this boy jerr! Its just a matter of time poi! Dira ditlo go bona!!

Khosination this Is great player I'm telling ya!!


Papa Hloni
posted: 2014-08-30 11:05:29

@Phefeni boy,let's meet dar, Cold or windy siyabangena Khosi Member

The Phefeni Boy®™
posted: 2014-08-30 11:05:55

Hololo...look for the most handsome guy with a shirt written ZIYAMPOROMA in the VIP section..

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