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Bosso prime foreign hit-men for Sunday

28/03/2014 00:00:00
by Sports Reporter
 
His call to make ... Highlanders coach Kelvin Kaindu
 
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HIGHLANDERS could unleash foreign strikers Jerry Simfukwe and Habbas Jim against FC Platinum in Sunday's Independence Trophy semi-final at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday.

Zambian Simfukwe and Jim from Burundi appear to be the tonic for Highlanders' strike force.

Club treasurer Jerry Sibanda said although they had not registered the two yet, they would have no problem getting them onto the Bulawayo giants' books.

Sibanda said they were only waiting for the green light from head coach Kelvin Kaindu, who left for the UK on Wednesday for his ongoing Uefa B Licence course.

Assistant coach Mark Mathe will be in charge of the match.

"We don't have any problem with those two. They are free agents and we will register them anytime. We will register one of them or both, but we are only waiting to hear from the coaches," Sibanda said.

Highlanders have struggled in their pre-season preparations, losing 2-1 on penalties to Chapungu in the Cephas Msipa Charity Shield semi-finals before going down 2-0 to Dynamos in the Bob90 Super Cup final.

This is the third pre-season meeting between Bosso and Platinum with Highlanders having previously won 1-0 in the first encounter at BF before losing 2-0 last weekend.

The Bulawayo giants have been one of the most active teams on the transfer market after snapping the trio of Welcome Ndiweni, Joel Ngodzo and Charles Sibanda from Platinum, Kuda Mahachi, who is on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns and Felix Chindungwe from Chicken Inn.

On the other hand, Platinum have also raided the market, bringing in the highly rated Young Warriors trio of Wisdom Mutasa, Walter Musona and Livingstone Genti.

They have also taken in three veteran strikers Njabulo Ncube from Highlanders, Stephen Sibanda from Buffaloes and Tarisai Rukanda from Shabanie Mine. And this certainly sets the stage for an enthralling encounter.

Highlanders last won the Independence Trophy in 2011 when they beat Dynamos 4-3 on penalties while Platinum beat Motor Action 4-2 in the final at the National Sports Stadium a year later. Dynamos then reclaimed the cup last year when they beat Highlanders 1-0 via a Murape Murape goal.

The other semi-final will feature Dynamos and Harare City at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday with the Harare giants keen on reaching another final.



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Harare City finished third last season in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League and it remains to be seen if they will scale the same heights this year.

Dynamos won the Bob90 Super Cup of which they are yet to receive their $45,000 prize money-two weeks ago and will be keen to add to their trophy cabinet.


 
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