A GHANAIAN striker is reportedly on his way to Bulawayo football giants Highlanders with indications that the forward could be available for their friendly match on Sunday against Southern Region Division One side BCC Golden Stars at Barbourfields Stadium.
by THANDIWE MOYO/FORTUNE MBELE
While the identity of the Ghanaian frontman is being kept under wraps, the player is said to have been playing in Mozambique before agreeing to be assessed by Bosso.
“He was expected to have been on his way today. He is in Harare at the moment and Highlanders are expecting him to be here by tonight (last night). He was based in Mozambique,” said the source.
Highlanders are also on the verge of landing Bantu Rovers’ striker Obadiah Tarumbwa, midfielder Nqobizitha Masuku and defender Teenage Hadebe.
Bantu Rovers general manager Wilbert Sibanda was diplomatic and said the two parties (Highlanders and Bantu Rovers) are in discussion and they have agreed that they will not be commenting on the deal until it is finalised.
“We are still discussing with Highlanders but I will not be telling you the names of the players as we have agreed not to comment on the matter as yet,” Sibanda said.
However sources said the three players will be at Highlanders on loan for an undisclosed fee and length of time.
Highlanders are racing against time to complete their list for the 2015 season which they are expected to handover to the Premier Soccer League by tomorrow.
Some of the players that are in the Highlanders list include Liberty Chirava, Julius Daudi, Edmore Muzanenhamo, Thomas Chidewu, Mlungisi Ncube, Douglas Sibanda, Tendai Ngulube, Ashton Mhlanga, Arnold Ndiweni and Peter Muduhwa.
Players that have been retained by the club include shot stoppers Ariel Sibanda and Njabulo Nyoni, defender Felix Chindungwe, Eric Mudzingwa, Simon Munawa, Mthulisi Maphosa, Rahman Kutsanzira, Knox Mutizwa, Gabriel Nyoni, Welcome Ndiweni, Ozias Zibande, Webster Chingodza , Honest Moyo, Godfrey Makaruse, Bruce Kangwa and King Nadolo.
Former captain Innocent Mapuranga and striker Simba Sithole are not on the list that Southern Eye gleaned.
“There are three slots that have been left open because we are still in negotiations with the players. We hope that come Friday we would have completed all negotiations,” Bosso’s chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede said.