CASTLE Lager Premier Soccer League Golden Boot award winner, Knox Mutizwa flew back to South Africa yesterday afternoon, with Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt keen on a final assessment.
BY FORTUNE MBELE
Mutizwa, who scored the second goal in the 2-1 victory over Dynamos in the EasyCall Cup semi-final on Sunday at Barbourfields Stadium, appears to have impressed The Clever Boys and could be signing with the Absa Premier Soccer League side in the January transfer window.
He spent the whole of last week with the South African side before returning on Saturday in time for Highlanders’ Sunday clash with Dynamos.
Mutizwa’s agent, Gibson Mahachi yesterday confirmed the striker had returned to South Africa.
“He has flown back to South Africa this afternoon (yesterday). He is going for his final assessment with Bidvest Wits and he will be back on Thursday to prepare for the Easycall Cup final,” he said.
The Harare-based agent was in Bulawayo at the weekend and held discussions with the Bosso management over their star striker’s future.
Mutizwa recently extended his stay at the Bulawayo giants, signing a new one-year contract.
The striker has attracted interest from other local clubs, with Caps United also making an offer.
Mutizwa scored 14 goals in the 2015 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League and was voted the third best player in the league for the season, after champions Chicken Inn’s Danny Phiri and Ocean Mushure of Dynamos.
Highlanders take on Chicken Inn in the final of the Easycall Cup on Sunday, a match likely to be played at Barbourfields Stadium, after Bulawayo teams claimed berths in the final.
Chicken Inn beat Caps United 3-0 in the first semi-final on Saturday in a match that was marred by crowd trouble as the Green Machine fans ran riot protesting the referee’s decision.