GOALKEEPER Washington Arubi’s career-recouping move to newly formed TTM FC in South African top-flight league has given him hope that he can still reclaim his place in the national team.
Retirement is not in his scheme of things, at least for now. Just as the national team is focusing on resuming the all important Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign with a date against highly rated African champions Algeria, 34-year-old Aubi is focusing on resuscitating his career at Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila Football Club.
For a period spanning more than a decade, that is since 2004 up to 2016, Arubi was regularly part of the nation’s flagship football outfit.
Getting the vice-captain’s armband upon his arrival at TTM instantly boosted Arubi’s confidence ahead of the start of the season.
The soft spoken Sakubva-born player endured two seasons of very little game time at the Kaitano Tembo-coached SuperSport United. The star was temporarily left homeless after Matsatsantsa decided against renewing his contract.
By his own admission, life at The Swanky Boys was not rosy.
Now his latest move has brought hope of resuscitating his career and enjoying more game time. Speaking from his new base, Arubi said he feels that he has unfinished business with the Warriors.-Manica Post