AFTER the seven-day training camp at Heath Streak’s farm in Inyathi that ended on Sunday, Highlanders resume their preseason activities at White City Stadium today with head coach Kelvin Kaindu.
By yesterday afternoon, Kaindu had still not arrived in Bulawayo after the vehicle he was using broke down and the Zambian gaffer said he hoped to be in town later in the day.
“I am still in Victoria Falls. I had problems with the vehicle I was travelling in and now I have to catch a lift. Hopefully I will arrive later in the day and be ready to start work,” Kaindu said.
He was expected to meet his new assistant coaches Mark Mathe, Peter “Oxo” Nkomo, fitness trainer Majaha Ndlovu and welfare manager Willard Mashinkila-Khumalo yesterday.
Bosso chairman Peter Dube confirmed that the Highlanders gaffer would start work as soon as he arrived.
“He is on his way and as soon as he arrives, he will start work,” Dube said.
Bosso start preparations for their first tournament of the season when they lock horns with Premier Soccer League returnees Chapungu in the semi-final of the Cephas George Msipa Scholarship Trust Charity football tournament at Ascot Stadium in Gweru next Saturday.
If they beat the Airforce side, they will then take on the winners between Zvishavane sides FC Platinum and Shabanie Mine who will play in the other semi-final on the same day at Mandava Stadium.
The final will be played at Mandava the following day.
After the Cephas Msipa competition, Bosso will take on Harare City in the Bob 90 Super Cup on February 16 at Barbourfields Stadium with the winner clashing with Dynamos in the final on February 23 at Rufaro Stadium.
The two tournaments, albeit not very competitive, will present Kaindu with a good opportunity to assess his players before the start of the 2014 season, which will be heralded by the NetOne Charity Shield.
Goalkeeper Munyaradzi Diya, Milton Ncube and Peter “Rio” Moyo will by then have returned from the African Nations Championships tournament in South Africa.