Zimbabwean striker Tino Kadewere completes move French Ligue 2 side Le Havre

The 22-year-old striker is regarded as one of the brightest prospects for Zimbabwe and he was part of the Warriors squad at last year’s Afcon finals

Zimbabwe international Tino Kadewere has completed his move to French Ligue 2 side Le Havre AC from Swedish Allsvenskan outfit Djurgardens.

Kadewere joins Le Havre on a four-year deal after spending three years in Sweden.

Signed as a direct replacement of Jean-Philippe Mateta who joined German Bundesliga side Mainz 05, Kadewere left Djurgardens having scored eight goals in 12 games last season.

Underlining Le Havre’s keenness in him is that he was injured earlier this month and he's only expected to be back in action in October.

“After long negotiations with the Swedish club, the President of Le Havre decided to invest a very significant amount of transfer to secure the services of this player who, in the rehabilitation phase, will be fully operational by mid-October,” Le Havre said in a statement.

Having joined Djurgardens initially on a six-month loan from Harare City, before making his move permanent, Kadewere was emotional in bidding farewell to the Swedish club.

“It’s good news for me as a footballer to make another step, but it’s also bad news because I don’t know how I will live in France without all these Djurgardens people,” said Kadewere.

“It has been wonderful in all these years I have been here. It’s tough and very emotional, but that is part of football, I need to accept and take new challenges.

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“Djurgardens raised me to be someone else. When I came here in 2015 I was a different person that I am now. I have so much love from the fans and the team.

“I will never forget anyone from the country and the team because everything has been great. I am definitely going to miss everyone at Djurgardens especially the fans. Everyone in the team has been really great and helpful to me.”

He is expected to play a central role in Zimbabwe’s Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign, starting with September’s visit to Congo Brazzaville.

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