Tough tackling Highlanders and Warriors defender Zephaniah Ngodzo is having trials at South African Absa Premiership champions SuperSport United, NewsDay Sport can reveal.
Ngodzo was due to join up with his teammates for the Warriors’ Africa Nations Championships (Chan) camp in Harare, but will now join camp Tuesday.
His trial period ends today.
Sources said last night: “He communicated with the technical team that he was having trials at SuperSport United up to tomorrow (today) and will come straight to camp on Wednesday morning (tomorrow morning).”
Warriors caretaker coach Madinda Ndlovu could only confirm yesterday that Ngodzo would join camp tomorrow.
The defender has been linked with a move to Harare giants Dynamos, who wanted him for the Caf Orange Champions League but has stated that he is not signing for any local team this season and will prefer a move to South Africa or Botswana.
Lately, cash rich Mimosa has enquired about his services and that of his brother Joel.
It is reliably understood that the trials started last Thursday when SuperSport held their open day at the team’s training grounds at the Groenkloof campus in Tshwane where they unveiled new signings: goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez, defender Mario Booysen, SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur academy graduates centre-back Tshepo Gumede and keeper Rowan Williams.
l Meanwhile, Highlanders have proposed to have three prominent Bulawayo businessmen drafted into the board of directors ahead of the annual general meeting (AGM) to be held on January 30 at the Highlanders Sports Club.
Businessman and former radio personality Luke Mkandla, labour experts Davies Ndumiso Sibanda and Cosmas Sikhosana have been nominated to serve in the board and their appointment will be ratified by the AGM.
Many view the move to have the three conscripted into the board as a way of trying to turn around the financial fortunes of the club.
Highlanders flighted an advert in NewsDay Sport indicating that three life members of the club had been nominated to sit on the board.
“In conformity with the Provisions of the new Constitution Article 13.1 – 13.3 the following members have been nominated to serve in the Highlanders Football Club Board of Directors: Luke Mkandla, and Cosmas Sikhosana,” the advertisement read.
The clauses of the constitution state that the appointments to the board can be done by agreement by club president, members of the board of trustees and directors and the executive committee and will be approved by members of any general meeting.
Article 13:2 reads: “A member shall qualify for appointment to the Board of Directors if he has rendered outstanding service to the club for a period of not less than 10 (ten) years and is not less than 35 (thirty-five) years old.
(13:3) Appointment to the Board of Directors shall be done by consensus between the president of the club, existing members of the Boards of Trustees and Directors, the Executive Committee for the time being and shall be ratified or endorsed by members at any general meeting and no member shall belong to the board until ratification and members of the Board of Directors shall hold office for an indefinite period . . . ”
Currently the board consists of president Jonathan Themba Mhlanga, chairman Dumisani Sandi, secretary Jimmy Ncube, board members Jonathan Sayi Moyo, Isaac Mlilo, top businessmen Titus Ncube and Mgcini Nkolomi and medical doctor Msongelwa Mangena.
The executive committee is headed by chairman Themba Ndlela, vice-chairperson Sikhanyiso Moyo, secretary Andrew Tapela, treasurer Odiel Nkomo and committee member Wisdom Mabhena.