I am hungry to play football – Chivaviro


Former Baroka striker Ranga Chivaviro has opened up on the ‘surprising’ manner in which he parted ways with the Limpopo club last month.

Chivaviro together with Kamogelo Mogaswa, Mogau Khwinana and Tebogo Sodi were all let go by Bakgaga in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 27-year-old admitted to FARPost that in the beginning, he found it strange that the club released him while he was enjoying some game time.

“Look I went on loan (to TS Sporting) but after the loan I was called back and I played but surprisingly I got a call from the chairman (Khurishi Mphahlele) and I went to see him and that was that. I was told, ‘listen, you are no longer in the plans of the coach’, yeah just like that,” said Chivaviro.

“Obviously yes (I was surprised), of course I was. I don’t think anyone would not be surprised especially when you are playing and having a good time as well you know, so it was a shocker for me I don’t want to lie.

“But I have been okay during these difficult times of COVID-19 but its rather just a bit tough for me because I am clubless and it’s not easy now for teams to have a look at you because there are a lot of safety precautions that comes with this situation but other than that myself and my family are okay,” he said.

Chivaviro has made seven appearances since his return on loan from GladAfrica Championship side TS Sporting in January.

“I am very eager my man, I am hungry to return to football. I need a job and I need a club in the Premier League you know and I am a free agent so that a bit of a plus on my side.”

The Kgapane-born player has been in the books of Witbank Spurs, Cape Town All Stars (now TS Galaxy), FC Cape Town (now Ubuntu Cape Town) and TS Sporting (loan).

By Ofhani Munyai

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