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Silver Strikers’ Jack Chiona fears for career

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By Isaac Salima:

Silver Strikers’ attacking midfielder Jack Chiona has expressed concern over his future, having spent two seasons on the sidelines due to a knee problem.

Chiona, once a promising talent, sustained the injury in early 2018 and since then has been on and off the pitch. The former Dwangwa United star said he was waiting to be operated on.

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“I went to Beit Cure [International Hospital] where I was scanned. Doctors told me that I need to be operated on and I am waiting to be communicated to on the dates since they are waiting for other materials [required for the operation] from outside the country,” he said.

Chiona said he still experiences pain and cannot do light training.

“It pains to be on the sidelines for such a long time but there is nothing I can do about it. Football is a short career and to stay for such a time without playing is a threat to my future,” Chiona said.

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Silver Chief Executive Officer Thoko Chimbali confirmed that Chiona was waiting to be operated on his knee.

“However we are missing his services as he is our number one attacking midfielder. We only pray that he gets back to the field of play soon so that he can help the team,” Chimbali said.

If he returns to the pitch, Chiona will likely battle for team position with the likes of Levison Maganizo and Patrick Macheso.

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