George Deda
George Deda Biography
Known forBeing a football agent

George Deda is a Zimbabwean football agent. He belongs to the Soccer Transfer International Agency. Deda is also a former sports magazine publisher.

Career

He started his career as an agent in 1999/2000 when he signed up Tauya Murehwa and Lloyd Mutasa. He facilitated Adam Ndlovu and Richard Choruma's transfer to South African clubs. Deda also facilitated South African moves for the Mushangazhike brothers, Gilbert and Kelvin as well as Tinashe Nengomasha.He also facilitated Joseph Mwanza’s move from Hwange to Free State Stars in South Africa and then later to Ho Chi Minh City FC in Vietnam.

He also facilitated former Dynamos defender Joseph Matola’s move to Free State Stars.[1]

Deda facilitated Nqobizitha Masuku's transfer to join Buildcon FC of Zambia from FC Platinum.[2] In 2021, he also assisted Perfect Chikwende get the International Transfer Certificate to begin his professional career at Simba SC in Tanzania. Chikwende's transfer was blocked because Bulawayo Chiefs Football Club barred ZIFA from issuing his international clearance, arguing FC Platinum should compensate them since Chikwende was on loan at the club. Chikwende's contract with Chiefs expired at the end of 2020 but, since there was no football in Zimbabwe that year, ZIFA in consultation with football stakeholders said there was room for negotiations for contracts that were due to lapse last year to overlap into this year. Based on that, Chiefs were arguing the 2020 loan agreement between FC Platinum and Chiefs for the player was still binding.[3]

In 2020, he facilitated Prince Dube's transfer to Azam FC.

In 2017, George Deda wrote a formal letter to FC Platinum chairman Evans Mtombeni complaining about Brett Amidu’s lack of game time, indicating that they are prepared to reimburse their sign-on fees to withdraw their contract.[4]

Apart from facilitating Zimbabwean player transfers, Deda negotiated Ugandan goalkeeper Mathias Kigonye's move from Zambia’s Forest Rangers to Tanzanian club Azam.

In April 2021, there were reports that Deda had set up offices in Zanzibar and Oman.[1][5]

Other players George Deda says he has facilitated transfers for are:

ZIFA Warning

Deda reportedly played a role in facilitating international friendly matches for FC Platinum and CAPS United ahead of the start of the 2018 Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League season.

FC Platinum played friendly matches against Mozambique’s Ferroviario and Zambia's Zanaco. This resulted in ZIFA warning George Deda and issuing a statement saying that he was not a registered match agent.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ricky Zililo, Zim soccer agent Deda spreads wings, The Chronicle, Published: April 6, 2021, Retrieved: April 7, 2022
  2. 2.0 2.1 Petros Kausiyo, Zifa warn bogus agents, The Herald, Published: February 6, 2018, Retrieved: April 7, 2022
  3. Eddie Chikamhi, Chikwende relieved after securing clearance, The Herald, Published: February 2, 2021, Retrieved: April 7, 2022
  4. Bret manager engages FC Platinum, H-Metro, Published: May 10, 2017, Retrieved: April 7, 2022
  5. 5.0 5.1 MICHAEL KARIATI, Zim football agent Deda relocates to Zanzibar, The Standard, Published: January 17, 2021, Retrieved: April 7, 2022