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Rusike for Dynamos

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TAFADZWA Rusike could be a subject of a renewed transfer push by Dynamos as coach Kalisto Pasuwa prepares a strong team that can compete competitively in the Caf Champions League.

HENRY MHARA

The league champions have already signed Ronald Chitiyo, Themba Ndlovu and Walter Mukanga for the Champions League.

Negotiations for Bantu Rovers’ Kudakwashe Mahachi and the Highlanders duo of Peter “Rio” Moyo and Milton Ncube are said to be ongoing as the Harare giants seek to add more names to their initial 24-man squad before the December 31  Caf registration deadline.

Ncube though has stated he has no intentions of returning to Harare where he won the league title with Motor Action in 2010, while Moyo is angling for a move to Bidvest Wits where he underwent trials last week.

Wits midfielder Denver Mukamba has been linked with a return to the champions on a year’s loan, a claim team manager Richard Chihoro has refuted.

“I’m not aware of that, unless there is someone who is negotiating the deal. As the club manager I haven’t received any communication from the player himself on that or from his club.”

But it is Rusike who is set to finally join Dynamos, with an agreement expected to be reached this weekend.

Rusike was a player under consideration by Pasuwa during the July transfer window, and the former Caps United midfielder even trained with Dynamos in that period, but a deal could not be signed as the player’s management sought find him a better deal abroad.

As it turned out, the diminutive midfielder, who was released by Absa Premiership side Ajax Cape Town early this year, failed to attract any offers outside the country and was back in the capital this week.

Chihoro said his club is likely to meet the player and his representatives today.

“He was in South Africa, but I understand he came back into the country on Tuesday. We are now waiting for his manager (Edzai Kasinauyo). I’m told he is in South Africa for holidays and should be arriving back anytime. Negotiations should start as soon as possible. The good thing is that the player is willing to join the team,” said Chihoro.

Kasinauyo is expected back in Harare this weekend as he is scheduled for an appearance at the Willard Katsande football tournament in Mutare.

Dynamos players, save for those in Warriors camp, are expected to resume training this weekend ahead of their Caf Champions League campaign which begins with a preliminary round meeting against Botswana’s Mochudi Centre Chiefs  on the weekend of 7-9 February.

If they beat Mochudi, Dynamos will face the winner between AS Vita of Democratic Republic of Congo and Kano Pillars of Nigeria in the first round.

A possible clash with South African giants Kaizer Chiefs awaits in the group stage decider should both teams make the second round.
Kaizer Chiefs will clash with Black Africa of Namibia in the preliminary round.

The Absa Premiership football kings will then face the winner between minnows CNAPS Sports of Madagascar and cash-rich Mozambican big boys Liga Muculmana in the first round — a route that could be rocky for the Soweto giants.

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