Transfer of players slow as window period ends

Aaron Katebe

IT’S only three days before the mid-season transfer window curtain comes down, but there has been little activity on the market.

Sports Reporter

The main attraction of the transfer period has been a player exodus looming at the Zvishavane-based Premier Soccer League outfit FC Platinum.

The country’s biggest clubs Highlanders and Dynamos have been up and down the market with DeMbare finally making two acquisitios. Unfortunately for Bosso, their intended deals have been hitting brickwalls.

A player exodus is said to be looming at the platinum miners as Zambian defender Aaron Katebe, who joined the much-fancied side early this year from Hwange, left the country for a trial stint in Denmark. A source from the club confirmed the development that Katebe was in Denmark for a two-week trial stint.

“It’s true that Aaron left Zambia on Tuesday for Denmark where he will be there for a two-week trial stint. The other player who is on yet another trial stint is Donald Ngoma who is at South Africa’s Amazulu. From what has happened so far, there are signs that Amazulu could sign the player, so we might be losing him again,” the source said.

According to sources, Platinum were almost about to strike a deal with Highlanders for striker Nelson Mazivisa as Bosso wants to bolster their attack, but the deal has since been put on hold because of the imminent move to South Africa by Ngoma.

Since promotion in 2011, FC Platinum — who have always flexed their financial muscle in the market to land the best players in the land — have so far employed five coaches.

Highlanders, who recalled loaned striker Gabriel Nyoni, have three days to finalise a possible deal for former Railstars hitman Master Masitara who has been playing in the Botswana be Mobile league.

In Harare, the Glamour Boys finaly agreed to an initial one-year deal with former Caps United utility player Oscar Machapa. The Harare giants also reunited with prodigal son Benjamin Marere, who also penned a one-year contract.

Dynamos chairma Keni Mubaiwa confirmed that the club had   signed Machapa while Marere opened up to this publication about his “back home” move.

DeMbare is also weighing up snapping Tafadzwa Rusike who has been training with the club, as well as defender Victor Kamhuka who could be a good cover to their injury-prone defence.