Rio out, Milton waves goodbye


INJURED Highlanders midfielder Peter “Rio” Moyo could have played his last match for Bosso when the Bulawayo giants beat Buffaloes 3-1 at Sakubva Stadium on Africa Day as he is about to leave for South African club Mpumalanga Black Aces.



Moyo was pulled out with an ankle injury on that day after 26 minutes of play and yesterday, Bosso head coach Kelvin Kaindu said the midfielder, who has not fared well at Bosso since the start of the season, had started training, but they were not going to rush him.

He missed last Sunday’s 1-1 draw against FC Platinum at Barbourfields Stadium.

“He has started training, but we do not want to rush him as we are still looking at him. Whether he plays will definitely depend on how he responds at training, but the truth is we don’t want to rush him,” Kaindu said.

Moyo is expected to join AmaZayoni on June 23, where fellow Warrior Tendai Ndoro plays. All the other Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs start their pre-season preparations then.

Ajax Cape Town confirmed yesterday they were expecting attacking midfielder Milton Ncube on June 23.

Ncube will bid farewell to the Bosso fans away from home as the Bulawayo giants will travel to Gibbo to face Triangle on Sunday.

Ncube played his last match at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday when Highlanders were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Platinum.

He will now miss next Sunday’s epic clash against Dynamos at the National Sports Stadium.

Ajax Cape Town communications officer Mark Meyer yesterday said they were expecting all players to regroup for the 2014 to 2015 Absa PSL season preparations on June 23.

“We are expecting all players to regroup on June 23 for the new season,” Meyer said.

Ncube penned a two-year contract plus another two-year option with Ajax Cape Town in January during the African Nations Championships tournament.

He will join fellow Zimbabwean and Warriors striker Simba Sithole who went to Ajax in January.

Other Zimbabweans who have played for Ajax are Norman Mapeza, Wilfred Mugeyi, Ian Gorowa, Edelbert Dinha, Tafadzwa Rusike, Willard Katsande and Khama Billiat.

Efforts to establish when Kudakwashe Mahachi would be leaving for Absa PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns, were fruitless yesterday as the club’s communications co-ordinator Thulani Thuswa was said to be in a meeting.

Thuswa, however, confirmed on Tuesday that Mahachi — on loan to Highlanders after signing for the South African club in January — will go for trials with French AS Monaco after the Fifa World Cup which ends on July 13.

Mahachi could be joining Billiat, and Cuthbert Malajila and Nyasha Mushekwi returning from Belgian side KV Oostende. At Sundowns is legend Peter Ndlovu, who is manager at the club.

Mushekwi, according to manager Ralph Nkomo, is wanted by three Belgian sides, including KV. Sundowns will tour West Africa after the World Cup to prepare for next season and next year’s Caf Champions League.