Bosso beefs up squad for 2014 season
07 January 2014 | 5494 Views
- A 'traitor' in Highlanders camp? | 28 September 2014
- Kaindu on the ropes | 26 September 2014
- Kelvin Kaindu under fire | 10 September 2014
- Fans slam Highlanders FC | 08 September 2014
- Highlanders Family in dilemma as calls for Rahman Gumbo's return intensify | 07 September 2014
- Dynamos desperate to win the Challenge Cup against Highlanders | 03 September 2014
KHUMBULANI Banda and Valentine Ndaba are the latest players to join Highlanders on two-year deals as the Bulawayo giants beef up their squad for the 2014 season which begins in March.
Banda signed for Bosso from How Mine, while Ndaba joins the Bulawayo giants from Shabanie Mine and the two join Welcome Ndiweni who returns to Highlanders after a spell with FC Platinum.
Highlanders secretary Andrew Tapela yesterday confirmed Bosso's latest acquisitions and said they were still engaged in negotiations with other players that he could not reveal.
On Bosso's wish-list are Hwange defender Erick Chipeta, FC Platinum's Charles Sibanda and Joel Ngodzo and Triangle's Pascal Manhanga.
From this trio, Ngodzo is almost a sure bet as coach Kelvin Kaindu has already put him on strict regime diet to lose weight.
Entumbane-boy Sibanda and Chipeta have also made it clear that they will be playing in Bulawayo next season, without mentioning which teams they would join.
"We have signed Khumbulani Banda, Welcome Ndiweni and Valentine Ndaba on two-year deals. We are still negotiating with other players. I cannot say their names as of now. We will inform you once the deals are done and dusted," he said.
Bosso started their pre-season training at St Columbus High School under the watchful eye of tough assistant coach Mark Mathe and goalkeeper's coach Peter "Oxo" Nkomo, while former assistant coach Bekithemba "Super" Ndlovu were also in attendance to do the official handover.
"Ndlovu is not part of the technical team. He is just doing hand-over take-over for maybe a fortnight or three weeks. He is a Bosso son and he is helping out," Bosso chairman Peter Dube said.
On the players they have acquired, Dube said: "We are expecting the players to excel at Highlanders. We want them to help the club go forward. The technical team is still studying the players and we are yet to know who will be there or not for the season," he said.
Tapela said he would confirm today when head coach Kelvin Kaindu is expected back in the country in preparation for the season.
Kaindu is finishing a Caf C Licence course in Zambia.
Notable players who attended Bosso's first training session are Banda and Ndiweni, while Ocean Mpofu, formerly with How Mine, also trained with the team.
Cleopas "Balotelli" Dube returned from loan with Zifa Southern Region Division One league side Plumtree Chiefs, Blackboots goalkeeper Mduduzi Nkomo and juniors Godfrey Mataruse, Anthony Nyatsanga, Happiness Murozvi and Lucky Nyoni were also part of the fitness exercise.
Njabulo "Tshiki" Ncube and Ozias Zibande did not attend yesterday's training session, while Master Masitara, Bruce Tshuma, Beaven Chikaka and Heritein Masuku are reported to have been offloaded.
Chikaka's disciplinary problems last season, where he was not attending some training sessions, might have contributed to his departure as Kaindu did not take kindly to his unprofessionalism.
At one stage, Chikaka performed a "Carlos Tevez" on Kaindu, refusing to play from the bench.
Goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya, Milton Ncube, and Peter Moyo are in South Africa for the African Nations Championships, while Bruce Kangwa is officially excused as he is on honeymoon after getting married over the weekend to his Canadian-based sweetheart Whitney.
Diya, Ncube and Moyo's contracts ended on December 31. Diya has been on trials at Golden Arrows in South Africa, while Moyo tried his luck at Bidvest Wits. Masimba Mambare has joined Dynamos on a three-year deal.
Highlanders Valentine Ndaba Khumbulani Banda
Most Read Stories
- Ghanaian witch-doctor's 'curse' on Ronaldo proves real | 20427 views
- Peter Ndlovu bares his soul | 19204 views
- Musona linked with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns | 18951 views
- Zimbabwe (2) vs Tanzania (2) - Match update (Full Time) | 13560 views
- Chinotimba caught playing soccer | 13097 views
- Dembare ends Bosso's unbeaten run | 12330 views
Latest Classifieds (Click Here For More)
Staff Reporter | 29 September 2014 | 1908 Views
Article written by BBC's Andrew Harding | 29 September 2014 | 2543 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 1009 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 2137 Views
Sports reporter | 29 September 2014 | 1796 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 2990 Views
Sibhekisipho Fayayo | 29 September 2014 | 2632 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 3123 Views
Danisa Masuku | 29 September 2014 | 6835 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 2922 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 2547 Views
Donald Mushaikwa | 29 September 2014 | 2628 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 2708 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 958 Views
Tafara Shumba | 29 September 2014 | 509 Views
Wilbert Mukori | 29 September 2014 | 1212 Views
Suitable Kajau | 29 September 2014 | 759 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 2430 Views
Sapa | 29 September 2014 | 2842 Views
Staff reporter | 29 September 2014 | 1129 Views
Staff reporter | 28 September 2014 | 1003 Views
Christopher Mlalazi | 28 September 2014 | 2308 Views
Bekezela Tshuma | 28 September 2014 | 768 Views
Staff reporter | 27 September 2014 | 1616 Views
Chimurenga Music Company | 27 September 2014 | 1420 Views
Bongani Ndlovu | 25 September 2014 | 4897 Views
Staff Reporter | 23 September 2014 | 2295 Views