Dodo relishes challenge

BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City coach Darlington Dodo is convinced his team has what it takes to fight for honours in the upcoming 2018 Castle Lager Premiership season.

Dodo joined Bulawayo City after leaving relegated Tsholotsho and has been working with his squad for the past six weeks.  

“We started very well in terms of our preparations. The preparations have been going on well as per our wish.

“We have recruited some players to try and bolster the team so that we can at least be more competitive than fighting relegation.

In preparation for the season Amakhosi have played a number of friendlies.

Their last friendly was against Harare City at Luveve Stadium last weekend.

“From the friendlies that we have played, we saw a lot of positives and we hope to maintain that and do even better when the games start.

“The target is being at the top. From the team we have so far we are good to go,” said Dodo.

Dodo released a number of players who he considered excess baggage in Nyasha Mukumbi, Andrew Thandi, Munyaradzi Mungadze, Heritein Masuku, Dingani Maphosa, Ndodana Sibanda, Liberty Chirava, Mkhululi Moyo and Bhekimpilo Ncube.

In trying to re-energise his team Dodo secured the services of 14 new players Crispen Ncube, Erick Mudzingwa, Tatenda Tavengwa, Lucky Nyathi, Admire Dzumbunu, Tawanda Muyendi, Timothy January, Takudzwa Ndoro, Wellington Muuya, Trust Nyabinde, Ayanda Ncube, Justin Kaunda, Tawanda Chigaresango and Nhlanhla Ndlovu.

From their recruitment, Amakhosi managed to blend experience with youth which might play a pivotal role in their quest to snatch their first silverware since they came into the top flight league three years ago.

According to Dodo, his team is expected to register about 28 players for the season and leave two slots as they are still negotiating with two players which he was not at liberty to name.

Amakhosi survived relegation on the last day of the Castle Larger Premier Soccer League  last season following a comprehensive 5-0 win over Bantu Rovers .

Their survival was helped by ZPC Kariba who beat Hwange at Nyamhunga Stadium.

The coal miners’ defeat meant they could not survive together with Harare City who have since bounced back following How Mine’s dissolution.

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