When Ronaldo Chitiyo left CAPS United for Simba Bhora, who were still in Division One then, his return to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) was a question of when, not a matter of if.
Considering his quality, the diminutive midfielder would probably have signed for another team in the PSL had Simba not earned promotion to the country’s top-flight.
But the Shamva-based side got promoted and Chitiyo is back, in green and white, but with a different dynasty
But 15 days before his return to the league which catapulted him to stardom, the former Warriors star lost his parents on the same day — on March 2.
It was a huge setback for the former Dynamos star.
When he thrust Simba ahead against defending champions FC Platinum at the National Sports Stadium yesterday, he celebrated holding a shirt which read “Rest in Peace Mom and Dad, 2 March.”
“I lost my mom and dad musi wa 2 March,” said Chitiyo after the game, which Simba went on to lose 1-2.
He says he wants to remember his late parents with a good season for Simba Bhora in their debut campaign in the PSL.
“My parents were key in my career. I’m going to work hard to remember them with a good season in the PSL,” remarked Chitiyo.
Picture credit: Knowledge Chingwecha