Buffaloes sitting on time bomb

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Castle Lager Premier Soccer returnees Buffaloes are sitting on a time bomb as they are yet to sign new contracts with their players ahead of the upcoming season scheduled to start next month.

A senior player at the army side who commented on condition of anonymity confided to NewsDay Sport what he believes is lack of professionalism. He said almost all players who have been playing friendlies for the soldiers were still to put pen to paper.

“My team is yet to sign any new contract with almost everyone at the club. The most important thing here is time, because some of the players who are going to be axed will have nowhere to go if things are not finalised in time.”

Buffaloes secretary-general Tendai Chitowa admitted as much.

“Yes, we are still to sign any new players at Buffaloes, but I believe that we are going to give them contracts this week. This is something we are rushing to do because we fear that the big guns in the Premier Soccer League will scoop our top players,” he said.

Among the players who are still to put pen to paper, but have played in the army side’s friendlies against Caps United, Black Mambas and Hippo Valley are former Motor Action defender Themba Ndlovu, goalkeepers Tapiwa Mafunga, Munyaradzi Diya and strikers Takunda Mapara and Lloyd Katongomara.