Kuda Mahachi joins Highlanders

BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe star winger Kudakwashe Mahachi, who was recently bought by rich South African Premiership side Mamelodi Sundowns, has started training with Bulawayo giants Highlanders.

The skilful midfielder was spotted at Bosso’s morning training session yesterday in what could be an indication that the loan deal between Sundowns and his boyhood club Highlanders may have finally been finalised.

MAN IN BLACK: Warriors starlet Kuda Mahachi was the main attraction at Highlanders training ground on Thursday.

Mahachi’s short term destination has been unclear following reports that Sundowns would loan him to a local club until June when the 2014 -15 Absa Premier League commences.

Asked to comment on Mahachi’s presence at their training session, Highlanders chairperson Peter Dube told the Daily News that while they were delighted by the development, the official position on his status is Sundowns’ prerogative.

“As Highlanders, we cannot comment on status of the player out of fear of jeopardising our relationship with his parent club and we will leave it up to them to issue out a statement if they find it necessary to do so,” Dube said.

“They (Sundowns) are the ones who will spell out everything and all I can say at the moment is that there is nothing to fear, and that is why we have welcomed the player with open arms when he reported for training.”

Mahachi trained alongside fellow new signing, Rahman Kutsanzira, who did not finish the training session after dislocating an elbow and had to be rushed to hospital.

Zambian striker Mathews Macha did not take part in the training session and watched proceedings from the sidelines.

Asked to explain why he was not training, the former Zanaco, Nchanga Rangers and Costa Do Sol striker initially said he was resting but later revealed that he was returning to his native Zambia after failing to agree terms with Highlanders.

Highlanders have brought in a number of big name signings and will test their strength when they host Harare City in the semi-final of the Bob90 Super Cup at Barbourfields Stadium this Sunday.

Bosso coach Kelvin Kaindu was ecstatic about the talent at his disposal.

“God has been on our side, we have seen a number of players coming from different clubs determined to come and play for us, which is something that rarely happens and we thank the Almighty for that,” Kaindu said.

“We have so much depth in the midfield but upfront we are slightly thin and we have to balance at the back where we have been hoping to get a right back and we are still trying to access and see what we have and then work on cohesion.”

Former Motor Action and Power Master right-back Walter Musanhu has spent the last couple of weeks training with Bosso but indications are that he has failed to impress.

On his team’s chances against Harare City on Sunday, Kaindu said Highlanders will be at a disadvantage because it will be their first match of the season.

“We will take the game seriously as we have got serious respect for our opponents, who are one of the best teams in the country and we know it is going to be a good experience to start against a team that is so determined,” Kaindu said.

Comments (1)

too many signings could actually destroy the team.......we need to be careful

Methodology - 14 February 2014

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