Benjani surprised to leave

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Manchester City striker Benjani Mwaruwari has revealed he did not want to leave Portsmouth and was "shocked" to be sold in the January transfer window.

The Zimbabwe forward had been in fine form for Pompey in the first half of the season but was sold to City on transfer deadline day in order to fund a move for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe.

"It was never my choice to leave Pompey because of the special relationship that I had with the supporters, with my team-mates and with the coach," he told Zimbabwean newspaper The Herald.

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