Zola prolongs Tranmere stay
By Robin Hackett
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Newcastle striker Calvin Zola has extended his Tranmere contract until 2009.
Former Newcastle striker Calvin Zola has extended his contract with Tranmere Rovers until 2009.
The 21-year-old, who joined the club in 2004, has spent much of his time at Prenton Park on the sidelines and in 2005 was nearly forced to leave when he ran into visa problems, sparking involvement from Sports Minister Richard Caborn.
But while the Democratic Republic of Congo international is again out injured, Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore believes he is on his way back and will make a huge impact for the club.
"Calvin has been unlucky with injuries over the two years he has been here, but hopefully he's on the road to recovery now," he told the club's official website.
"He's a gem of a player, has tremendous pace and will score goals. He gives us something different from the other strikers and it is a great signing for the club.
"It is a big opportunity for Calvin to make a name for himself."