Mighty Warriors striker Rudo Neshamba joins Israeli club

By Lawrence Trusida

MIGHTY Warriors striker, Rudo Neshamba has joined Israeli Women’s Premier league club, Ramat HaSharon on a five months deal.

The former Harare City player, who was on loan at Black Rhinos Queens, will be at Ramat HaSharon Football Club until the end of the season where fresh terms will be discussed if she impresses during her short stint.

The 29 year old is excited by the new challenge.

“I feel excited and nervous at the same time, hoping it is going to be a great experience. The league here is well organised, very competitive I must say, as compared to ours. We are nowhere close to level of competition here,” she said.

Nashamba is tracing the footsteps of Mighty Warriors skipper, Emmaculate Msipa, who is currently turning out for Turkish Super League side, Fatih Karagümrük after a year in Spain.

Although women’s football is treated inferior to their male counterparts, it is not been all doom and gloom as in recent times, Mighty Warriors players have been attracting international interest.

Danai Bhobho moved to Tanzania last year where she joined Simba Stars Queens on a two-year contract and Berita Kabwe is turning out for Nigerian powerhouse, Rivera Angels, while goalkeeper Chido Dzingirai is now at Zambia Institute for Sustainable Development, after penning a one-year deal.

The game time the players are getting will come as good news to Mighty Warriors coach Sitethelelwe Sibanda, ahead of the national team’s Africa Women Cup of Nations final qualifiers set for next month.