Yabo pleased with squad

HARARE - Flame Lily coach Nesbert “Yabo” Saruchera says he will retain the bulk of the squad that won the 2014 World Navi Northern Region Division One title in the Castle Premiership.

Saruchera’s charges won the second-tier division ahead of second-placed Gunners and third-placed Mushowani.

With their triumph, the Zimbabwe Prison Correctional Service (ZPCS) side will be playing in the top flight league this season but have remained largely silent on the transfer market.

Saruchera is not concerned with his side’s lack of activity on the transfer market and is pleased with the arsenal at his disposal. 

“We still have our players from last season and with those players the club has been very successful already,” Saruchera told the Daily News.

“We have a base of young players who are eager to make names for themselves so we are not looking for the so-called big names.

“We want to keep our position in the league and maybe we can take it from there in the years to come.”

The former Black Rhinos coach added: “We want to avoid a situation where we find ourselves relegated in our first year in the top flight league.

“It’s better for us to sign junior players from lower leagues because they are hungry for success. We already have senior players at our club and we have experience on our side. We have nothing to fear in the Premiership.”

Veteran goalkeeper Earnmore Hamandishe and former Black Rhinos defenders Brighton Chandisaita are some of the players who now turn-out for the Chikurubhi-based side.

Flame Lily have however, lost the services of defender Lloyd Nyamadzawo and midfielder Walter Masenda, who were recalled back to Rhinos.

Saruchera will be hoping that Flame Lily’s striker Prosper Chinyama will continue with his rich vein of form in the top flight.

Flame Liliy’s lack of big money signings on the transfer market can be attributed to the fact that they are owned by the ZPCS, who also bankroll another newcomer to the top flight league Whawha.

The Gweru-based side won the 2014 Central Region Division One league to secure their Premiership berth this season.

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.