Last Jesi on verge of joining Sudan’s Al Hilal

By Skilder Makona

Manica Diamonds midfielder, Last Jesi, who is on loan at FC Platinum, is on the verge of joining Sudanese giants, Al Hilal after agreeing to personal terms with the club, while George Chigova has completed a two-year deal with South Africa’s SuperSport.

Despite the absence of the local premiership due to COVID-19, Sudanese giants are not looking back at their decision to sign Manica Diamonds midfielder Last Jesi, a transfer deal which is pegged at US$80 000.

Jesi, who is on loan to FC Platinum, captivated the Al Hilal technical team when he starred in the Zimbabwe champions’ 1-nil loss to the visitors in a CAF Champions League encounter at Barbourfields Stadium in January.

Manica Diamonds chairperson, Masimba Chihowa confirmed the development saying their club is determined to see players grow and give them a chance to realise their dreams.

“We are very much excited to have moulded such a player in Last Jesi. We are determined to see players move to bigger clubs and continue churning out more stars especially from our province Manicaland.

“As a club, it means a lot to us as it will also put Manica Diamonds on the map. We expect the deal should be finalised in the coming week and should it sail through, he will sign a three-year contract.”

It is believed that several clubs locally and across Limpopo were also vying for the player’s services but it seems the dreadlocked midfielder’s final destination, as of now, will be Sudan.

Meanwhile, George Chigova has joined fellow countrymen Kaitano Tembo, Kuda Mahachi, Onismor Bhasera and Evans Rusike at SuperSport United after signing a two-year deal as a free agent from relegated Polokwane City.

SuperSport United CEO, Stan Matthews revealed that Chigova was signed as a back-up to first-choice goalkeeper Ronwen Williams after another Zimbabwean, Washington Arubi left the club at the end of his deal.