Thabani Kamusoko is the latest player to ditch Harare soccer giants Dynamos as he is headed for the Central Region platinum miners Mimosa, NewsDay Sport can reveal.
In an interview on Tuesday, the former Njube Sundowns midfielder’s agent Gibson Mahachi said Kamusoko was on the verge of signing a three-year contract with the cash-rich Mimosa, left with only a few ends remaining to tie.
Mahachi said his erstwhile employers DeMbare had cleared the stocky midfielder for the platinum miners, who appear to be on a shopping spree although the authorities there have chosen to remain mum on their reported grandiose player deals.
“He (Kamusoko) will be joining Mimosa on a three-year contract but we still need to finalise on some issues.
“We are only left with the final touches but Dynamos have already cleared him. But, precisely, the deal is not done yet but I can assure that the possibility is he will end up at Mimosa,” Mahachi said.
On Monday, Mimosa chairman Tapson Zhou denied that his club had entered into any deal with any players or any coach as they prepare for their maiden season in the Premier Soccer League.
“We have not yet approached anyone. I have not got any list from the coaches on who they want.
“We have not spoken to any player as of today (Monday) and we are yet to have a meeting to strategise.
“All these stories about players that we are said to have acquired are not true. If ever we are going to do anything,, we will invite you and you will be the first ones to know,” Zhou said.
If Kamusoko’s move materialises, it will yet another blow for the Glamour Boys, who have until Saturday to register their final squad for the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Champions League.
Another former Njube Sundowns player Dylan Chivandire, left DeMbare and has since joined Botswana side Gaborone United on a two-year contract replacing another Zimbabwean Sageby Sandaka, who had been with the team since 2006.
Chivandire’s deal was also handled by Mahachi.
Prolific goalscorer Evans Gwekwerere has crossed the floor from Dynamos to neighbours Caps United.
Dynamos also lost goalkeeper Washington Arubi, midfielder Murape Murape and winger Benjamin Marere to Northern Region Division One side Highfield United.
Arubi and Marere were immediately loaned to police side Black Mambas together with the iconic Peter Ndlovu.
However Dynamos are not the only big team that has been affected by player exodus as champions Motor Action, who are also participating in the Champions League, have reportedly lost Charles Sibanda and Bheki Ncube to Mimosa ahead of their African safari.
Highlanders’ senior players, whose contracts expired on December 31 last year, have vowed not to return to the club citingBosso’s failure to remunerate them. Some of the senior players have also been linked with Mimosa.