Kawondera on the move again


Kawondera fell out with the AEK coach Nir Klinger thus forcing the loan deal that will run up until the end of the season in May.

Kawondera, who spent last season warming the bench at United, was one of many players leaving AEK in a mass exodus which also saw the club recruiting more than 10 players.

However Kawondera appears to believe that the loan deal is a blessing in disguise for a career that has fallen so badly that it has lost the kind of promise it showed a couple of years ago.

“My sister passed away last year and I rushed back home for the funeral and to my surprise when I returned the club accused me of lying about my sister’s death. I found that very appalling. A player has to feel wanted at a club, but the insensitiveness shown by my employers made me believe that they did not regard me as part of their family,” Kawondera told a weekly prior to his departure back to Cyprus at the weekend.

Kawondera said he was even contemplating joining local giants Dynamos on a short-term contract before being told of the loan deal.

“I was close to joining Dynamos just to prove that I still have what it takes to play football at the highest level, but then I received a call from my agent informing me that AEK had agreed to loan me to Salamina.

“All this talk that I lack discipline and am now a spent force, actually acts as a great motivator for me. It is only a matter of time before people will once again stand up and notice my exploits.”

The 28-year-old striker whose true age has always courted controversy had signed a two year contract with Larnaca in August last year but his bust up with Klinger has been the latest fall down.

Before joining Supersport, Kawondera had also left Turkish giants Gaziantepspor in a huff — just four months into another two-year deal.

“Some people believe that Shingi is problematic and a careless player who is ready to break camp curfew, but those who know me will tell you a different story,” the striker says.

“It is unfortunate that I am misunderstood most of the time, but now I have resolved to do my talking on the pitch and become that player that most people hoped I would become when I came onto the scene with the Under-17 national team.”