The Zimbabwean international, along with Nigerian midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo, were shown the door in June to make way for new arrivals, but many felt Chinyama was never given a proper chance.
But the 31-year-old has made peace with the fact and says he is looking forward to a new chapter in his career, especially now that he has received his work-permit which allows him to turn out for Dikwena.
“It’s still a surprise to me, but that is football. You have to move on and accept,” he says. “In football they hire and fire, so what can I say about it? I’m now at Platinum Stars and my life is moving on.
“Yes, I’m disappointed, but what I told myself was there is life after Pirates, so I moved on.”
Chinyama also explains why he never put pen to paper with Wits, despite spending most of pre-season with the club.
“It was all complications about foreign quota; they were keeping me waiting until I decided time is moving and I need to play; I needed to know where I am before the season starts.”
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