The Sunday Mail
FORMER Warriors striker Nyasha Mushekwi says he is staying put in China amid reports he could be headed back to Sweden after his contract with Chinese side Zhejiang FC expired on December 31.
He has since ruled out a return to Djurgaden this season.
The former CAPS United and Mamelodi Sundowns forward, who was part of group of spectators that watched a training match between Djurgaden and Vasteras SK, confirmed this to the Swedish media.
He, however, did not close the door on a possible reunion with Djurgaden in future.
“This season I don’t think it’s possible, but in the future I do hope I will be back, and if I am to return, it will only be at Djurgaden,” he said.
Having twice led Chinese League One club Dalian Pro and recently Zhejiang FC back into the Chinese Super League, Mushekwi is believed to have been offered another one-year contract by the Super League returnees.
“I have become used to the environment in China,” he added.
A former basketball star who decided to pursue a professional football career, the bustling forward won the Chinese League One 2021 Golden Boot award after scoring 23 goals for his side.
Speculation of a return to Sweden heightened after a meeting he held with Djurgaden sports director Bosse Anderson last week in Stockholm.
“Of course, we talked about how he had it in his club team and in China, it’s fun to meet again, but we also talked about future plans and what he wants to do,” said Anderson in response to questions from the Swedish media.
Mushekwi, who played 21 matches for Djurgarden in the Allesvenskan (Swedish Premier League) during the 2014-15 season, scored 15 goals in a short space of time to endear himself with the team’s supporters and the club leadership.