How Harare City are changing the game

HARARE - Harare City are using their financial muscle to nudge their way back to the top echelons of the Castle Premiership log in 2015.

After a disappointing 2014 season that saw them survive relegation on the last day of the league campaign, City are already planning to remedy that disaster. 

The Sunshine Boys have already assembled A-list coaching department headed by former CAPS United coach Taurai Mangwiro, who will be assisted by Mkhuphali Masuku, Mike Madzivanyika  and Witness Mkhuli.

The Sunshine Bys also unveiled an experienced junior development structure that will be headed by David George, who will be working with Masimba Dinyero and Elvis Chiweshe.

Due to the tranquillity at Town House, a host of leading Premiership stars have set their sights at joining City.

With most teams failing to honour their contractual obligations due to the prevailing economic climate in the country, this is not the case with the Sunshine Boys.

Traditional giants like Dynamos, CAPS United and Highlanders have not been spared by the liquidity crunch and now most players are better enlightened requiring clubs to show the money first before signing on the dotted line.

It is difficult to feel sorry for these traditional powerhouses who have always waited until the last minute to renew contracts for most of their senior players.

Harare City, on the other hand, have moved in quickly on the transfer market to secure the services of Mangwiro’s transfer targets 

Already, the Sunshine Boys have snapped up defender Themba Ndlovu from rivals Dynamos to shore up their backline.

The well-travelled centre half, who was among the 2014 Soccer Stars of the Year finalist, had a memorable season with the champions and will surely be a valuable addition to the Harare City backline.

Another high profile signing City have made is the arrival of midfield hard man Tendai Samanja, who they signed from CAPS United.

Samanja was also part of the 2014 Soccer Star of the Year finalists after a brilliant season in which he helped the Green Machine to a top three finish.

The midfielder will be joining up with Mangwiro, who rated him highly during his stint at Makepekepe.

These two deals to bring Ndlovu and Samanja to Town House have already been sealed and was is left is merely a formality.

Another player, who has been linked with a move to the Sunshine Boys, is reining Soccer Star of the Year defender Dennis Dauda.

The centre back had an unforgettable debit season in the top flight with ZPC Kariba and were just 90 minutes away from winning the league title before losing out to Dynamos.

Mangwiro was, however, coy on the new arrivals at the Sunshine Boys.

“At the moment I cannot say much about the new signings we have made but once we have finalised everything, we will invite the media and everyone to an official ceremony to preset the new players,” Mangwiro said.

In the event that the Sunshine Boys get all their transfer targets for the 2015 season, they are likely to be strong contenders for the title.

The three big sides, Dynamos, Highlander and CAPS United will all have new coaches, who will be finding their feet next season.

If Mangwiro assembles his dream squad and they hit the right chords early in the season, it will be difficult to stop them.

Comments (5)

When we say cash rich where are they getting the cash. So City of Harare is pumping raw sewerage as water in our homes and use the money to sponsor soccer, we will boycot Harare City FC games until we have clean water in our homes.

maita - 29 December 2014

Taura zvako

NB.COM - 29 December 2014

dirty water, using money to football. Think don't thought City fathers

Chigariro - 30 December 2014

the city fathers are even failing to pay workers on time!

onias - 30 December 2014

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