Edmore Chirambadare will hope to make a big impact in pushing Maccabi FC from the NFD to the Premiership. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

DURBAN – Ex-Kaizer Chiefs winger Edmore Chirambadare has joined National First Division outfit Maccabi FC.

Chirambadare cut ties with the Amakhosi at the end of last season.

He tried his luck at Maritzburg United and Black Leopards, but was not signed.

His agent, Mike Ngobeni of M-Sport Management, informed IOL Sport on Thursday that Chirambadare has inked a year deal with Maccabi. 

“Ed has signed a year contract with Maccabi. We are happy, and we have no doubt that his experience will add value at the club. He is fit and ready to go,” Ngobeni explained.

Maccabi are the newcomers in the National First Division, having won the promotional playoffs in Limpopo.

Chirambadare spent two seasons at Chiefs, where he struggled for game time.

He failed to unsettle the likes of Siphiwe Tshabalala, who has made the left wing position his own.

Chirambadare joined Amakhosi with huge expectations, and was handed the iconic No 11 jersey upon his arrival.

This legendary jersey is normally given to highly talented players at Chiefs. It has been donned by the likes of Teenage Dladla, Emmanuel “Scara” Ngobese, Jabu “Shuffle” Pule, Abia Nale and Knowledge Musona.

Chirambadare showed signs of brilliance in his first few matches, but was never really given a fair chance to prove his worth.

The Zimbabwean will be hoping to revive his career at Maccabi, where he will meet up with another former Amakhosi talisman in Collins Mbesuma.

The NFD season is set to be fire, as Ajax Cape Town and Platinum Stars were relegated to the NFD, and they will be looking to bounce back straight away. 

They will find stiff competition in the shape of Jomo Cosmos, Real Kings and Royal Eagles.

Maccabi will be looking to throw themselves in the mix as a new team in the division.

The experience of the likes of Chirambadare and Mbesuma will be key in their pursuit of honours.



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