Swedish side eyeing Mushekwi reunion

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Swedish side Djurgårdens are courting former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi for a possible reunion six years after his stint with them.

The Swedish topflight side confirmed they had been in contact with the China-based veteran forward.

The former Zimbabwe international continues to bang in goals in the Far East, catching the attention of the Allsvenskan outfit. Mushekwi turned out for the Stockholm-based club in 2015 on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns and scored 12 goals and provided four assists in 21 appearances.

Although Djurgårdens were keen on making his move permanent, Mushekwi opted for a move to China. The club’s sporting director Bosse Andersson told Swedish media that they were hoping to convince the 35-year-old forward to return to Sweden.

“It is impossible to say anything about the future regardless of whether we have good contact with him but I have had continuous contact with Nyasha since he left us in 2015. Since then he has been home a number of times and visited us in Stockholm,” Andersson said.

The talented forward is married to a Swedish citizen Arsema Ghebrehiwot and reports are that the couple would consider living in Stockholm.

“He has a penchant for Djurgårdens and is grateful for what we have meant to him. Then he has the opportunity to live in a few other places as well, but Stockholm can definitely be a place where he has a base,” Andersson added.

Mushekwi first joined Dalian Yifang in 2016, helping them to Chinese Super League status. He was the top goal scorer for Dalian Yifang in three consecutive seasons in which he scored 54 goals in 90 appearances before joining Zhejiang Greentown in 2019.

“He has probably done six seasons in China, few have done. Nyasha has delivered every year in every division and now he plays in a team that is fighting to go up in the top league and leads that shooting league of around 20 goals. It is clear that it is impressive,” Andersson said.

According to reports, the highly rated forward is one of the best-paid players in China’s second-tier.

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By FARPost Reporter