Chenene in demand as new Ivorian star

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Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Bennett Chenene has set his sights on securing a move overseas after a successful stint in Ivory Coast.

Chenene joined Ivorian club Williamsville Athletic Club at the start of the season after fours years without a club and has quickly established himself to become a fan favourite.

The former SuperSport United midfielder's contract is set to expire in June this year, although it contains a one-year option, and he is already not short of suitors.

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"There are a lot of clubs interested in my services. I have enjoyed my stay at the club. The club boss and the fans have treated me well since arrived in the country," Chenene tells KickOff.com.

"If I can't move away I will definitely stay with the club. I also have a few other options of going overseas. There has been some interest but everything has been halted by the coronavirus. Let's wait and see what will happen after that".

"I still have two more years left in my legs before I could thing of retiring."

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The 36-year-old, despite the language barrier, has enjoyed his stay in West Africa and has no plans of coming back to play in South Africa.

"I only came here to revive my career. I was not sure about the move but the club boss urged it to make me try," Chenene explains.

"It was not about money, but sacrifice. I only asked for one season to see if I can cope and fortunately things managed to fall in the right place.

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"But it was difficult to adapt in the beginning. I didn't start well. Players here are physically strong and they use an artificial pitch, which I have never played on in South Africa. The weather also, it's very hot here.

"I am happy that at the end I managed to adapt and settled very well. I am still going strong and scouts have come and watched my games.

"I was worried about my age but my agent told me not to worry about age but performance on the field of play."

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