Former Highlanders and Warriors shot-stopper Washington Arubi still dreams of playing for the Zimbabwe national football senior men’s team.
Arubi recently moved from Supersport to newly-formed Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM) Football Club in the South African DStv Premiership.
The 34-year-old told Manica Post from his base that he hopes playing regularly at TTM will earn him another dance with the Warriors. He said:
I have unfinished business with the Warriors. All I now need is more game time. I need to earn the respect and attention of those who select national team players.
I have no doubt that I will be playing more regularly here, unlike what was happening at SuperSport.
My stay at SuperSport did not yield the success I badly needed because of little game time.
I still have two or more seasons of active playing and I actually feel that I have more to offer at both club and national team levels because of the experience I have gained over the years.
The Sakubva-born goalkeeper struggled for game time at the Kaitano Tembo-coached ‘The Swanky Boys’ (playing just 12 times in two seasons) and having been made vice-captain at TTM, he is now looking forward to resuscitating his career.
The Warriors next play Algeria in back-to-back 2022 Africa Cup Nations Group H qualifiers in November.