Nomadic Gwekwerere left Rollers mid last year a bitter man. He claimed that he was stigmatized at the popular Gaborone side simply because he is a foreigner.
He retraced his steps back to his native Zimbabwe and joined relegated Black Mambas FC in August last year with a bid to resuscitate his fading career.
The player, who once turned out for South Africa’s premiership sides Moroka Swallows and Jomo Cosmos, is among a host of foreign players trying their luck at the copper mining town of Selibe-Phikwe.
“It is true that Gwekwerere is among a contingent of Zimbabwean and Zambian players here.
We are currently holding trials to fill the void created by the three foreign players released at the end of last year,” confirmed NICO United Chairperson, Mothusi Taolo.
NICO United released Zimbabwean-born Robert Tamba alongside Nigerian Samuel Osinuche and Gnenago Bonamo Beunge from Ivory Coast.
According to NICO officials, the club’s foreign legion that did the job for the Sunday Kelebale captained outfit was released due to various factors.
NICO head coach, Kenneth Mogae wants more bite and weight up front in his squad.
In the middle of the park, Mogae boasts of creative and attack-minded players such as Topo Piet but only lacked those to bang in the goals.
Sources at the club have hinted that the club is looking for three goal poachers out of the foreign players currently undergoing trials at the club.
And Gwekwerere, who in April 2012 was expelled at Zimbabwe’s premiership side Caps United for disciplinary reasons, is among the players looking forward to be signed.
“We are looking for key players to solve the club’s goal drought. Our squad seems to be watertight in all the departments except in front of goals,” said Taolo.
Besides Gwekwerere, another Zimbabwean-born striker Last Chibwiro is undergoing trials at the club with a possibility of being signed.
Chibwiro was Gwekwerere’s teammate at Black Mambas last season.
The veteran striker was part of the Zimbabwe national soccer side that did job at the last COSAFA Castle Cup tournament hosted by Zambia last July.