Zimbabwe international forward Ronald ‘Rooney’ Chitiyo will travel to Tripoli on Saturday to complete his move to Tunisian side Sfax, according to reports in Harare.
According to CAPS United’s chief executive officer Cuthbert Chitima ,the striker will join the Tunisia giants on a two-year deal with the option of another.
“His (Chitiyo’s) deal is almost done, as he is now waiting for medicals. He was supposed to have gone there last week on Thursday, but the airline he was supposed to use demanded that he obtains a visa before he travels,” he said.
“But when we went there for our African Champions League match against Al Ahly Tripoli, we got our visas at the airport in Tunisia. The club had suggested that he travels to Tunisia and obtain his visa on entry.
“So what is just left are those papers for the deal to be finalised. The club was travelling and wanted him to link up with others before the weekend, but due to the delays they said he could come when the rest of the squad has returned to their base,” Chitima told News Day.
Sfax has since sent another air ticket for Chitiyo to travel to Tunisia on Saturday.
Chitiyo caught the eye of Sfax during their African Champions League Group B showdown against Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax.
In the match CAPS were beaten 4-2 but Chitiyo’s contribution, which saw him scoring one of the best goals in the tournament, did not go unnoticed, with Sfax reported to have concluded he was the kind of player they were looking for.