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DREADLOCKED midfielder Tendai Samanja is hoping to quickly settle down at Harare City and help his new club fight for honours in the 2015 season. Samanja joined a host of local players who have been trekking to Harare City when he completed his move to the Sunshine Boys yesterday, just three days before his contract with CAPS United officially expires.

The former Monomotapa man, who inked a two-year deal, also reckoned that competition at Harare City would help boost his career.

Samanja had earlier been linked with a move to FC Platinum but he opted to reunite with his coach Taurai Mangwiro at Harare City.

Mangwiro was also Samanja’s coach at the now defunct Monomo- tapa.

But after serving CAPS United for three years Samanja will now do duty for Harare City who have made no secret about their ambitions to win the championship title they nearly claimed two seasons ago before losing grip on the final day of the season

“Last week, I did not conclude the paperwork but now am happy that all is done. I am going to miss my teammates but I had to take this turn.

“I was committed to CAPS for the past three years and I have to admit that my stay was good with my fellow players. The only problem was that they (the club) owed me money.

“Moving to Harare City is the best thing to do. Many clubs wanted me but the Harare City deal is a good one.”

It is understood that many clubs had expressed an interest in the versatile player, who is also at home playing in defence but he had set his sights on joining the Sunshine Boys.

Samanja had a fine season in his last year at CAPS United and was subsequently named one of the Soccer Stars of the Year.

Although City are yet to begin preparations for the 2015 season Samanja is excited about having to work under Mangwiro again.

“I am going to reunite with my coach and some of my friends. Many clubs wanted my services but I prefer City to the rest of the clubs.

“I believe I will be happy there although it is too early to tell because I will only get to know everyone in the team once the season opens,” said Samanja.

There are also g indications that one of the CAPS United players that Samanja could link up with at Harare City is veteran goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube.

Source : The Herald