Relegation-threatened Gweru side Hardbody have secured the signatures of Stephen Alumenda and Jacob Muzokomba as they seek to strengthen their fight against the chop.
Alumenda had been clubless since the start of the season after he was offloaded by Harare football giants Caps United, while Muzokomba was also club-hunting since his return from Swaziland early this year.
Alumenda and Muzokomba started training with the club earlier this week together with four other new signings who also joined the club with just one week left before the mid-season transfer window closes.
The other four players include defenders Enock Biseck, Daniel Manhope, midfielder Clive Sibanda all formerly with NewZimsteel, and former Dynamos forward Esau Amisi.
Hardbody coach Godfrey Tamirepi confirmed the new signings.Tamirepi said he hoped that the signings would breathe life into the team which has struggled for results since the start of the season under the guidance of former coach Tavaka Gumbo.
“I hope that these additions will take us somewhere. It’s not an easy task, but I hope this will help us win the eight or so games that we have targeted,” Tamirepi said yesterday.
The gaffer revealed that the club was chasing the signatures of five other players, with a few sticking points left before the official announcement.
He also said that the club had offloaded five players to create space for the new players who are on their radar.
Although Tamirepi was not at liberty to reveal the players they have offloaded, sources said goalkeeper Tapiwa Marime and defender Nicky Kahanda are some of the five players who were shown the exit.
Meanwhile, Aleck Marime has also left the club for an unknown destination.
Reports are that Marime has joined Central Soccer League side Tripple B. Sources at the club said the striker was given his clearance by the club week.
Tamirepi could not be drawn into commenting on the striker’s fate but could only confirm that the player had since stopped training with the club.