HOW Mine striker Simbarashe Sithole arrived back in the country last Friday after a one-week trial stint with South African Sside AmaZulu FC.
How Mine chairman Mlondolozi Nkomo yesterday confirmed that the fringe Warriors striker was back in the country and the club was awaiting a report from Usuthu on the player’s progress with the South African club.
“He (Sithole) arrived back on Friday and he says he had a good time at AmaZulu FC and the trials were an eye-opener to him. “I spoke to the guys at AmaZulu, but it was just informal, so we are waiting for a report from the South African club. If he makes it, it will be good for him and for us,” Nkomo said.
Sithole went to South Africa on August 14 — the day his side beat Chicken Inn 2-1 at Luveve Stadium.
If Sithole makes it at AmaZulu, he will join the former Warriors pair of goalkeeper Tapuwa Kapini and defender Carlington Nyadombo.
Usuthu were initially interested in Highlanders attacking midfielder and Warriors skipper Masimba Mambare, who went for trials with the club in May and was supposed to return in June, but AmaZulu appeared to be now interested in Sithole who has banged in six goals for How Mine.
AmaZulu has been home to former Gunners midfielder Ramson Zhuwawo and Chicken Inn striker Mkhokheli Dube. Wilfred Mugeyi is assistant to head coach Craig Roslee.