Supersport United Welcomes Zimbabwe's Star Goalkeeper Washington 'Sekuru Gudo' Arubi![Image Credit: News Zimbabwe]

Supersport United Welcomes Zimbabwe’s Star Goalkeeper Washington ‘Sekuru Gudo’ Arubi!

SuperSport United has announced the signing of Zimbabwean goalkeeper Washington ‘Sekuru Gudo’ Arubi from Marumo Gallants on a one-year contract with an option to extend. The former Dynamos shot-stopper was initially linked to another DStv Premiership side Sekhukhune United but opted to join Matsatsantsa. Arubi was one of the standout players for Marumo Gallants last season in the Caf Confederations Cup.

Joining the Zimbabwean contingent

At SuperSport United, Arubi joins compatriots Onismor Bhasera, Ronald Pfumbidzai, and George Chigova. Arubi left Gallants when they were relegated at the end of last season, in search of greener pastures.

The club also announced the signing of Tanzanian international defender Abdurazak Hamza on a one-year contract.

Marvelous Nakamba confirms Luton Town move

Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba has joined Luton Town from Aston Villa on a permanent deal. The midfielder spent the half of last season on loan at Kenilworth Road, where he played a key role in helping the Hatters secure promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Struggles at Aston Villa

Nakamba joined Villa from Club Brugge in 2019 for US$14.2 million but struggled to establish himself as a regular starter under Dean Smith and Unai Emery. He made 68 appearances for the Villans, 58 of them in the top flight, without scoring a goal.

Loan at Luton Town

Nakamba was deemed surplus to requirements at Villa Park and was allowed to join Luton on loan in January 2023. He quickly became a fan favorite at the Bedfordshire club, making 19 appearances and contributing two assists.

Professional Career

Marvelous Nakamba started his career with Highlanders FC in 2005, where he spent four years in their youth academy. He then joined Bantu Rovers in 2009, where he made his senior debut in 2010, aged 16. He left Bantu Rovers in 2012 and joined French side Nancy. Nakamba then played for Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands and Club Brugge in Belgium, winning the league title and the cup with the latter.