PSL transfer news: Mashumba sad at Jomo Cosmos exit
Posted: 4 June 2015 Time: 11:31
Zimbabwean striker Charlton Mashumba says he is saddened at his looming departure from Jomo Cosmos straight after playing an influential role in their promotion back to the PSL.
Cosmos boss Jomo Sono has confirmed that Mashumba is expected to join another PSL side or move to Europe depending on who tables the best offer.
Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs have been sniffing around for the services of the 22-year-old while clubs in Belgium and France have been mentioned.
KickOff.com has gathered that Mashumba has been whispering that he prefers moving to Naturena.
Mashumba scored 19 goals this past season, including two in the just ended Promotion Play-Offs.
“It is going to be sad that I will not be with the team next season but for now I think I will have to sit down with 'Bra J' [Sono] and hear what is on offer," Mashumba tells this website.
“However, I think it is sad that I will be leaving this team because they gave me the exposure and opportunity to make a name. I would like to be overseas because that is every players’ dream to play in Europe but if things don’t go well with that option then I will be honoured to join any of the teams that finished in the top four PSL teams last season. Plus if I move to a PSL team then I will just have to keep on doing my best and score goals as that is what I get paid to do as a striker. As a striker you have to score and assist so I just hope that I will continue with my form in the PSL.”
For club boss Sono the departure of Mashumba is already written in bold letters on the horizon.
“The only player who has a big, strong possibility of leaving is Mashumba. I think it 99 percent that he will be gone somewhere in the world,” Sono says.
“We have an offer from one of the PSL teams and we also have two offers from Europe and we will check. You lose a lot of money in the NFD as it is not a good place to be so [then makes a signal using his hands that money will determine Mashumba’s destination].
“The deal is not signed yet but he is just as good as gone. I would have liked to keep him. I think it is also good for him to go,” concludes Sono.