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Bosso still in the hunt for more quality

Story by Mthokozisi Dube

BULAWAYO giants, Highlanders have strengthened their strike force ahead of the 2024 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season.

Although they have settled for unheralded players, Bosso who are known for grooming young talent are hoping for better fortunes after the likes of Stanley Ngala and Washington Navaya misfired last season.

Highlanders had a blistering start to the 2023 Premier Soccer League season in which they went on a 19-match unbeaten run before their weaknesses in front of goal let them down.

Having finished 5th, 10 points behind league Champions Ngezi Platinum, Highlanders were largely expected to beef up their squad paying special attention to their strike force.

They have since settled for 25-year-old Marvin Sibanda from Little Rock Rangers in the United States, Briana Mlotshwa from Hwange, and Reason Sibanda from newly promoted PSL side Arenel while sealing a permanent transfer for Calvin Chigonero from Talen Vision.

Chigonero, who made cameo appearances last season owing to injuries, earned a permanent transfer after showing signs of being a sharpshooter.

Another Striker Lynoth Chikuhwa has been given a second chance and he repaid the faith on Sunday by netting two goals as Highlanders beat Bulawayo Chiefs 2-1 in a friendly match at Luveve.

Highlanders Assistant Coach, Try Ncube is confident of better fortunes.

“The fixture itself is giving us homework to adequately prepare, seeing that our first game will be against Dynamos. Chikuhwa is a good player, he will deliver this time around. He has been working very hard. I think we are going to see more goals this season.”

Meanwhile, the club’s principal sponsor, Sakunda Holdings are yet to put pen to paper and reveal the new sponsorship deal despite making funds available for January salaries.

Newly elected Highlanders Chairperson, Kenneth Mhlophe said the budget will guide the club’s new vision.

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