Mhofu hunts for strikers

HARARE - ZPC Kariba coach Sunday “Mhofu” Chidzambwa has prioritised the recruitment of strikers during this mid-season transfer period as he seeks to boost his squad.

The opening of the transfer window at the beginning of this month represents a chance for Chidzambwa to give his squad a mid-season boost following a string of poor results.

The former Warriors coach, who replaced Saul Chaminuka last month, lost his first two matches in charge to Triangle and Tsholotsho by 1-0 score lines.

Chidzambwa picked up his first point as ZPC coach after the 0-0 draw with Tsholotsho last Friday. 

A lack of goals has been a major weakness for the Kariba-based side as they have scored 20 times in 16 matches at an average of 1.25 goals per game.

Playmaker Raphael Manuvire is the club’s leading scorer with six goals while striker Artwell Nyamiwa only has four.

Striker Tawanda Nyamandwe is level on two goals with midfielders Tsepo Rantokoane, Russell Madamombe and defenders Dexter Phiri and Dennis Dauda.    

After watching his team fail to find the back of the net in three straight games, Chidzambwa feels they are short of a proven goal scorer.

“We need to bring in a number of new players, especially up-front,” Chidzambwa told Daily News yesterday.

“If you look at our performances in the previous games, it’s not that we are bad. We are playing some good football but just failing to finish off our chances.

“I think if we can utilise this window period by including one or two strikers — it will be good for us.

“Finishing off chances is our biggest letdown thus far.

“The executive has already started working on bringing in new players and I hope we will improve soon.

“If all goes well, we might have some new faces by the time we face Triangle.

“We are trying hard to rectify our problems.”

Last season, when the club finished second on the log to Dynamos, the players were based in Harare for most of the season before they relocated to Kariba.

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