Sibanda set for Maritzburg switch

HARARE - Under-fire Highlanders forward Charles Sibanda is on the verge of joining South Africa Absa Premiership side Maritzburg United the Daily News on Sunday can reveal.

Sibanda, who has fallen out with the Bosso interim coach Mark Mathe in recent weeks, was in the company of Maritzburg officials in Bulawayo in the last few days to iron out details of the move.

The forward, who has scored 12 goals for Bosso this season, is expected to travel to South Africa soon after the completion of the Castle Premiership 2014 season next week for medicals with the Team of Choice.

If he passes his medicals, Sibanda will only be able to join with the Super Diski side in January when the midseason transfer window for the Absa Premiership is active.

Sibanda joined Highlanders at the start of this year on a one year contract from FC Platinum and will be a free agent at the end of this season hence Maritzburg will not be obliged pay Bosso any transfer fee.

At Maritzburg, sibanda will take the Zimbabwean contingent to three at the club as striker Terrence Mandaza and defender Khumbulani Banda are already on the books of the super Diski club.

Maritzburg were impressed by the Sibanda’s early season promise when he began his Bosso stay with a flurry of goals in the Castle Premiership despite the fact that he fizzled out in the last three months.

The 2010 Zimbabwe Soccer star was last on target on August 28 when he scored the solitary strike in the 0-1 win over FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium.

Sibanda’s deep in form coincided with Bosso’s poor run as the Bulawayo giants struggled in front of goal. Sibanda can however, still win the Castle Premiership Golden Boot as he is tied on 12 goals with How Mine’s forward Kuda Musharu at the top of the charts.

Meanwhile, the Maritzburg delegation was also impressed with the pair of Leroy Ndlovu of Technosphere from the Zifa Southern Region Division One League and Tinashe Mukandi of Division Two side Black Leopards.

The two players are expected to travel to Maritzburg this Wednesday for an unspecified trial period with the club.

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