Jabulani Linje hopes for deal in Japan


E Forward Wanderers forward, Jabulani Linje, is confident of securing a dream move to a Japanese side after starting trials last week.

Linje, alongside striker Precious Msosa, on Thursday began trials with Japanese Second Division League side, Zaspa Kusatsu Gunma.

Speaking for the first time about his experience in Japan, Linje was optimistic of clinching deals.


“We have realistic chances of making the grade because, next week, we will train with another team. We had a good training session with one of the teams on Thursday. We will be waiting for results but hopefully we will make it,” Linje said.

The former Civo United striker can play in midfield as well as a striker. His abilities include dribbling and creating chances.

Msosa was not available for a comment.


Wanderers General Secretary, Mike Butao, on Friday confirmed that the two players started their month-long trials hoping to impress the Japanese teams.

“We know this is only one of several clubs that they will attend trials at. We wish them all the best at each and every club they will attend trials at because that will ensure they get to pick the most lucrative deal on offer,” Butao said.

Last season, Wanderers also sent Joseph Kamwendo and Peter Wadabwa to Japan for trials but the trip was marred by controversy.

Wanderers’ sponsors, Be Forward Limited, host the players as part of the sponsorship agreement which involves an exchange of players. Japanese forward Genki Nakamura played for Wanderers in 2016.

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