Zimbabwean striker bids farewell to Azam as Yanga links grow

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FOOTBALL Zimbabwean striker bids farewell to Azam as Yanga links grow

Festus Chuma 21:30 - 07.03.2024

The Zimbabwe international has bid an emotional farewell to Azam FC, thanking the club, staff, and fans for a remarkable four-year journey together.

Venom striker Prince Dube has left fans and followers emotional after announcing his departure from Tanzanian Premier League side Azam FC with a heartfelt message. 

The Zimbabwean forward took to Instagram on Thursday morning to express his gratitude towards the club management, teammates, and supporters for their unwavering support during his four-year tenure at the Chamazi-based club. 

This announcement comes amid reports suggesting that Dube is set to join rivals Young Africans SC (Yanga), with the club reportedly agreeing to meet Azam's asking price of $300,000 (approximately Ksh 42 million).

"It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure from Azam FC. These four years have been an incredible journey, filled with challenges, victories, and cherished memories," Dube shared on social media. 

 "I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone associated with the club, from the management to the coaching staff, my teammates, and most importantly, the fans."

Dube's move marks the end of a significant chapter in his career, which saw him grow and excel both on and off the pitch.

Despite facing hurdles, including stints with SuperSport United and Black Leopards in South Africa that challenged his playtime, Dube's resilience and talent never waned. 

His achievements were notably recognized in Zimbabwe, where he was named the 2019 Soccer Star of the Year second runner-up, highlighting his return to form and his indispensable role in the national team, where he has scored seven goals in 14 appearances since his debut against Zambia in 2017.

"As I move on to a new chapter in my career, I carry with me the lessons learned during my time at Azam FC, the support I have received from the fans has been nothing short of amazing, and I will forever cherish the memories we have created together," he noted, emphasizing the impact of the club and its supporters on his career. 

Dube's belief in the strength and potential of Azam FC remains strong, as he expressed confidence in the club's future success: "I have no doubt that it will continue to achieve great things."

Dube concluded his message with well-wishes for Azam FC, its players, coaching staff, and fans, thanking them for an "incredible journey" and expressing his hope for their continued success and happiness.

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