Harare City sign Muroiwa, Musharu

HARARE - Eager to avoid the ignominy of being relegated last season, Harare City have continued with their drive to strengthen their 2018 squad by swooping on tough-tackling defender Elisha Muroiwa and striker Kuda Musharu.

The Sunshine Boys were relegated from the Castle Lager Premiership last season following an indifferent campaign after finishing in 15th place which ultimately cost coach Philani Ncube his job and was replaced by British coach Mark Harrison.  

City were, however, thrown a lifeline by accepting an offer from the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after How Mine, who went through difficult financial challenges last season, gave up their franchise to focus on other business.

And as they prepare for their opening match against CAPS United at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday, City announced the signing of Muroiwa and Musharu.

Muroiwa a former Dynamos defender is coming in as a free agent after being released by Tanzanian side Singida United in December last year and has signed a one-year contract.

Musharu was with How Mine and is expected to play a leading role in the team’s attack in their bid to finish in top eight. Harare City spokesperson Michael Chideme confirmed the latest development.

“I am glad to confirm that Muroiwa and Musharu are now Harare City players and we hope their experience will be crucial to the club’s objectives,” he said.

Muroiwa and Musharu joined midfielder Moses Muchenje, who joined the club from CAPS United after his contract expired at the end of last season.

Muchenje once tried his luck in Egypt at the beginning of the year but opted to return home and joined the Sunshine Boys despite the fact that the club was set to play in the second tier league.

The club is also now home to Denzel Chimwemwe who was with Herentals, Bright Chayambuka from Mufakose United and Ryan Harrison from an unnamed South African club. Ryan is son to coach Harrison and is currently waiting for his work permit.

The Sunshine Boys also signed exciting 16-year-old forward Culum English-Brown from Legends Academy. English-Brown represented Zimbabwe at Under-17 level last season and was signed in one of the slots for the Under-20.

Upon his appointment, Harrison roped in former CAPS United coach Mark Mathe to be his assistant while former Dynamos goalkeepers coach Tichaona Diya also joined the Sunshine Boys technical department.

Harrison have since declared his charges ready for the new season while revealing his ambitions of finishing in top eight. 

Fixtures

Saturday: Bulawayo City v Chapungu (Luveve Stadium), Ngezi Platinum v Herentals (Baobab Stadium), ZPC Kariba v FC Platinum (National Sports Stadium), Nichrut v Mutare City (Mandava Stadium), Yadah v Bulawayo Chiefs (Rufaro Stadium), Chicken Inn v Dynamos (Barbourfields Stadium)

Sunday: Highlanders v Black Rhinos (Barbourfields Stadium), Shabanie Mine v Triangle United (Mandava Stadium), CAPS United v Harare City (National Sports Stadium)


 

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