As I took my seat for the me against out South Coast rivals today, well I say as I took my seat it was more like as I took (sorry to be crude) a leek getting into the ground, I heard an announcement that sounded like Benjani had returned to Pompey?
Making my way to my seat it was eventually confirmed by a steward that this was in fact the case, although the songs ringing out made it clear…
The Pompey Site released this statement: ‘Benjani Mwaruwari has rejoined Pompey on a one-year deal.
The 33-year-old Zimbabwean striker was presented to fans before the first home league game of the season against Brighton.
He originally joined the Blues in January 2006, staying at Fratton Park for two years before signing for Manchester City.
Benjani scored 19 goals in 77 appearances during his first spell on the south coast and was a firm favourite with the Fratton faithful.
His first Blues goal came at Wigan in April 2006 – and it was an important one as Pompey won 2-1 to preserve their Premier League status.
And in the 2007/08 season he netted two top-flight hat-tricks – the second in the record-breaking 7-4 victory over Reading.
Benjani spent last season at Blackburn, scoring three goals in 21 appearances.‘
So, Benji is back – are we happy?
I would guess a large number are, although if this is a good thing will be found out in due course…
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