Highlanders’ coach Kelvin Kaindu’s quest to land the coveted league championship is headed for a major blow with three key players angling for the exit in June despite improved financial rewards tabled by Bosso.
By Kevin Mapasure
Attackers Peter Moyo (pictured), Milton Ncube and goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya are all set to sign for South African Premiership sides ahead of their new season which begins in August.
Talks have commenced between Bosso and Moroka Swallows for the services of left winger Ncube who has been putting in shifts at leftback for the Warriors.
On the other hand Moyo is a target for Mpumalanga Black Aces with talks set to commence soon, while Diya could join either Swallows or Polokwane City, with both clubs showing interest in the Bosso shot stopper.
After Bosso managed to hold on to most of their stars with the exception of Masimba Mambare, coupled with the return of Welcome Ndiweni, Joel Ngodzo,Rahman Kutsanzira and the six-month loan of Kuda Mahachi from Sundowns, there was every reason for optimism that this could finally be the year Kaindu delivers a much sought after league title.
But the expected exit of the trio could see Bosso returning to the market to replenish their ranks yet again.
Sources this week told IndependentSport that from the squad that has been registered by Bosso with the Premier Soccer League, at least four key players will not see the season out.
“Milton is almost certain to leave and Rio is also on his way out; the two attracted interest from South Africa during the Chan tournament,” said the source. “Diya is also going with at least two clubs chasing his signature.”
Highlanders aborted the move to sign Chicken Inn defensive midfielder Danny Phiri as well as the deal to sign a Zambian striker who demanded a US$3 000 monthly salary.
The highest paid players at Bosso earn US$1 500 salary per month.
Despite financial fortunes improving this term with a shot in the arm from sponsors BancABC, Bosso will not be able to stop the players leaving for the much more lucrative South African topflight.
Highlanders have been busy in the transfer market which got off to a perfect start with Kaindu committing to a new deal.
The sponsors have also oiled pre-season preparations with cash injections which will see players getting US$500 as winning bonuses to rival high-paying Harare City and FC Platinum.
While Dynamos, who are likely to be Bosso’s biggest threat to their league title quest once again, have been equally busy on the market, financial issues are threatening to haunt their season.
They secured another long term deal with BancABC as well, but the players are not happy with US$200 winning bonus. They too are likely to lose players to South Africa.