Midfielder Tanaka “Kante” Shandirwa has expressed his desire to extend his stay at Dynamos so that he participates in the Caf Confederations Cup next year.
Kante joined Dynamos at the start of the year on a two-year loan deal from Yadah and guided DeMbare to a third place finish in the league while also taking them to the Chibuku Super Cup final tomorrow.
His work rate and defensive acumen saw him getting his first international call-up for the Warriors’ back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against Rwanda and Nigeria last month.
An appearance on this year's Soccer Stars of the Year “calendar,” as one of the 11 best players in the league, is also a testament to the remarkable season that he enjoyed.
Kante said all that could not have happened if he had not joined Dynamos.
In an interview yesterday, he expressed intentions to see through his loan deal with the Harare giants.
“If there are no offers from teams abroad, then I would love to remain at Dynamos,” Kante said. “I don't see myself playing for any other local side besides Dynamos. I'm looking at the opportunities that the club can offer me when we play in Africa.”
“The opportunities are just plenty; you get to be noticed by a lot of foreign clubs when you play in these continental club competitions. I'm sure a number of scouts will be following Dynamos because it is a big team.”
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“Growing up, I dreamt of playing for Dynamos. This has always been my dream, but I never thought it would come true one day. I couldn't believe it when Dynamos came knocking for my services. I was shocked to be honest. I noticed a lot of big changes the moment I started to play for Dynamos. This is a massive club which demands a lot from players. I began to work more and also to listen to advice from coaches and senior players. I started to realise that if you play well, maintain discipline and pray, then you can achieve bigger things in this career. This team gave me a platform to be seen, and I'm very grateful for that. I never imagined that I would one day be called to the national team, play in the Chibuku Super Cup final and be voted as one of the league's best 11 players.”