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Chigova Unlikely To Play Football Again? Hunt Paints Dark Spell

SuperSport United goalkeeper George Chigova faces a bleak future that he might prematurely be forced to retire from football, with coach Hunt painting dark times ahead for him. 

Hunt said Chigova’s situation “doesn’t look positive” and the club will assess him in the next coming weeks based on doctors’ recommendation. 

The Zimbabwe, who rejoined SuperSport ahead of the 2020/21 season after the relegation of Polokwane City, is currently not training with the club at the moment and was not in Durban for the pre-season camp the club had last week.     

It is why SuperSport has re-signed veteran goalie Washington Arubi, who just like Chigova, will be with the club for the second time in his career.  

“I have not been briefed on the diagnosis or the whole thing, I’m not a doctor,” said Hunt.

“But I know that there is a problem that we are attending to at this point in time and we will know in the next week or so.

“He’s going to spend four weeks just being inactive and go from there. But it doesn’t look positive, but we will give him all our support we can and stay behind him as best we can.”

While Chigova’s career is up in the air for an issue that is known by this publication which it will be left to the club to reveal since it is delicate, long-serving goalie Boalefa Pule has left the club, leaving SuperSport with only Arubi and number one choice Ricardo Goss ahead of what is going to be busy season for the Tshwane giants in this coming campaign, which includes the CAF Confederation Cup. 

Pule, who was previously loaned by SuperSport to AmaZulu in 2017/18 season to seek more game time as he struggled to upstage Ronwen Williams and now Goss, has played just 25 matches in all competitions since his breakthrough in the 2011/12 season.        

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.