Highlands Parks unveil Mbara, Mashumba

HARARE - Newly-promoted South African side Highlands Park yesterday unveiled 12 new signings including Zimbabweans Augustine Mbara and Charlton Mashumba ahead of the new Super Diski season.

Mbara joined the Gauteng-based side after his contract at Dynamos ran out at the end of last month while Mashumba signed from relegated side Jomo Cosmos.

The club also unveiled last season’s Super Diski top-scorer Collins Mbesuma from Mpumalanga Black Aces, who sold their franchise to the newly established Cape Town City FC.

Other players with Super Diski experience unveiled by the club Thanduyise Khuboni and defender Eddie Ngalo. Along with Mbesuma, both played at Mpumalanga Black Aces last season.

Allan Freese’s side have also brought in Botswana international Lebogang Ditsele, who shone at the recent Cosafa Castle Cup in Namibia.

Other players signed are ex-Orlando Pirates winger Khethukuthula Zwane, Junior Sibande from University of Pretoria, Moroka Swallows forward Mpho Sitayitayi, Brandon Theron from Milano United, Royal Eagles midfielder Seun Ledwaba and young goalkeeper JP van der Merwe from BidVest Wits.

Mbesuma said up to seven clubs were interested in his services but he chose Highlands Park due to his desire to remain in Johannesburg and the fact that he was offered a three-year contract.

“Maybe six or seven teams some in the PSL and I also had some offers outside but for now I want to remain in the PSL,” Mbesuma told Kick Off.

“I had some offers around but when I went to meet the club bosses (Highlands Park) and we spoke about the future of the team I was convinced and that is the reason why I joined.

“I had a long chat with the bosses before I signed and he went through the history of the team and I was happy and that is why I chose to join the team.”

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