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Zim defender Munashe Garananga officially joins FC Copenhagen in Denmark

Munashe Garananga

Zimbabwean international defender Munashe Garananga has finalized his transfer to FC Copenhagen, one of Denmark’s premier teams in the top-flight league. The 23-year-old has signed a four-year contract with Copenhagen after departing Belgian club KV Mechelen. The announcement of his arrival was made on Tuesday.

FC Copenhagen shared the news on their social media, stating, “FC Copenhagen has bolstered its defense with Munashe Garananga, who has signed a contract until the summer of 2028.”

Sune Smith-Nielsen, Copenhagen’s Sporting Director, expressed confidence in Garananga’s ability to strengthen their defensive lineup, saying, “We are bringing in a player who has shown outstanding performances in the Belgian league and has quickly made a name for himself.”

“The scouting team, led by Andreas Hintze, has tracked Munashe for quite some time. It became clear that we needed reinforcement in this position, and with Munashe’s signing, we have addressed that need.”

Garananga, reflecting on his new chapter, remarked, “Things have moved quickly for me in recent years, but I have always felt prepared for the next challenge. I had no hesitation in seizing this opportunity, and I’m excited to begin at F.C. Copenhagen. The club’s achievements have not escaped my notice.”

“I look forward to joining the squad and contributing to our quest for the Danish championship next season.”

Copenhagen’s head coach Jacob Neestrup praised Garananga, describing him as “a physically robust player with excellent ball skills.”

“This will significantly bolster our defensive capabilities and enhance our possession play. We eagerly anticipate integrating Munashe’s talents into the squad and getting to know him better.”

Neestrup added, “His arrival is a crucial addition to our team, providing further depth in defense.”

Garananga’s career trajectory has been on an upward trajectory since his stint at the Ubuntu Cape Town Football Academy in South Africa, followed by spells at Dynamo Brest in Belarus and Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova. He joined Mechelen in early 2024 before completing his latest move to Copenhagen.

In other news – Manhunt for robbers who blew up cash van in KZN, made off with the money

Police are currently on a manhunt for a group of robbers who targeted a cash-in-transit vehicle on Wednesday afternoon along the KZN North Coast. According to Brigadier Jay Naicker, the incident occurred on the R74 towards Maphumulo shortly after noon. Reportedly, the assailants, traveling in a bakkie, opened fire on the cash-in-transit vehicle, forcing it off the road.

They proceeded to disarm the security officers at gunpoint before detonating the vehicle’s safe and absconding with an undisclosed sum of money. Naicker stated that KwaDukuza SAPS is investigating the incident as a case of armed robbery and attempted murder. Read More

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