Bantu Rovers defender Herbert Dick, whose contract with the relegated club expired last year, might be joining new Bulawayo Premiership entrant Chicken Inn.
Dick confirmed to NewsDay Sport that he was negotiating with Chicken Inn and said he started training with the club yesterday (Tuesday).
“I started training with Chicken Inn yesterday (Tuesday). The deal is almost done but there are a few things which need to be tied up,” said Dick.
The 32-year-old former Amazulu defender said the deal was likely to be concluded on Thursday.
“I will know if I am signing by tomorrow (Thursday). There are a few things which we are still sorting out,” he said.
Chicken Inn chairman Lifa Ncube confirmed Dick was training with his side although he refused to shed more light on the deal.
“Dick is training with us. We are still assessing all the players. But he has not signed any contract yet,” he said.
Bantu Rovers spokesperson Wilbert Sibanda secretary-general and spokesperson said he was not aware that the player was training with Chicken Inn.
“I am not aware of that. The player has not sought clearance from the club. His contract with Bantu Rovers has expired,” he said.
The acquisition of Dick is likely to be a major boost for the newly promoted side as he is one of the most experienced defenders in the league.
Dick is a former national team player.
Chicken Inn have also brought in another former Bantu Rovers player, Danny “Deco” Phiri, who was the Methembe Ndlovu-owned team’s captain, and goalkeeper Liberty Chirava to boost their squad.
The fastfoods side also signed former Underhill defender Felix Chindungwe. Chindungwe was turning out for Harare based side Shooting Stars.