Mbara in South Africa for trials

HARARE - Harare giants Dynamos could lose their captain Augustine Mbara, who left the country on Monday for South Africa for a week-long trial stint with Absa Premiership side Wits University.

Mbara is one of the senior players left at the Glamour Boys and was given the armband following Murape Murape's forced retirement at the end of last season.

The 24-year-old has since established himself in the centre of the DeMbare defence following the departure of Partson Jaure to University of Pretoria in South Africa and Themba Ndlovu, who joined ambitious Premiership side Harare City.

Mbara has now formed a steady partnership with Sydney Linyama and it seems his exploits have not gone unnoticed as The Clever Boys are chasing his signature. His agent Gibson Mahachi, in confirming the trial stint at Wits University said he is confident he will acquit himself well.

"He is already in South Africa; he left yesterday (Monday)," Mahachi told the Daily News yesterday.

Mahachi added that if Mbara impresses he would only join The Clever Boys during the next transfer window.

"He has been playing well and I hope he will do the same. I am told he did well this morning (yesterday) in a friendly match. I am confident he will make the grade. If he makes the grade, he will be joining them for next season."

Mbara travelled together with his former DeMbare teammate Devon Chafa, who is now playing for How Mine.

The South African league is heading towards business end and Wits University, who already have Zimbabwean defender Onismor Bhasera on their books, are currently on fourth place behind Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

Mbara is expected back on Friday and should be available for training for Dynamos' visit to Ascot Stadium to face Chapungu at the weekend.

The Harare giants began their 2015 league campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over Mutare side Buffaloes at the National Sports Stadium last Saturday. Chapungu put in a dogged performance as they held the big spending Bulawayo side How Mine to a goalless draw at Luveve Stadium last Sunday.

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