Karuru confirms Scandinavian interest
Posted: 20 June 2017 Time: 16:22
AmaZulu winger Ovidy Karuru has expressed his interest to move abroad upon learning that two clubs in Scandinavia are ready to lure him over.
KickOff.com yesterday revealed that two unnamed clubs in Sweden and Denmark have expressed their interest in the Zimbabwean midfielder.
Karuru joined AmaZulu in the recent January transfer window on a one-and-a-half-year contract after being club-less for six months, following his release from Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the 2015/16 season.
The 28-year-old, who is currently mourning death of his agent Edzai Kasinauyo, who passed away last weekend, was part of The Warriors squad that defeated Liberia in their opening match of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers earlier this month.
The former OH Leuven attacker has recently been recalled to the Zimbabwean national team for the upcoming 2017 COSAFA Castle Cup.
"There are clubs interested in me but it is a bit sketchy now. But there are talks going on in Scandinavian – in Sweden and Denmark," confirmed Karuru.
"For now they are only talking to me, and they've sent me text messages when I was in the national team with Zimbabwe [for the AFCON qualifier], but I told them, 'I'm just focusing on the national team, let me know when you are sure about it [negotiating].'"
"The past three years have been hard, as nobody knew who I was or if Ovidy was still existing in football. I was even shocked when I was called up and played in the national team.
"When I was doing warm ups, supporters chanted my name and still remembered me when I came on in the second half [against Liberia].
"Everyone wants to play in Europe, you can even ask someone who has a contract with Mamelodi Sundowns or any big team in South Africa, they'll tell you 'I want to go and play in Europe.'
"If the chance of playing in Europe comes again we'll just have to talk to AmaZulu and tell them, 'this is what is happening' and we'll take it from there, and try to reach a mutual agreement."