FORMER Chiredzi right winger Tapiwa Dephistara has joined Highlanders on a two-year contract.
The pintsized Dephistara was unveiled yesterday at the team’s Club House following revelations by Southern Eye Sport that Bosso were interested in the services of the winger-cum-striker.
Highlanders’ chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede asked the player to introduce himself to journalists and a handful of people who were present at the unveiling.
“I am happy I have joined the team. This is a big team and I used to support it when I was growing up,” the 21-year-old said after introducing himself.
He confirmed that he signed a two-year contract and that he was previously with Gunners before moving to Chiredzi.
Dephistara reunites with former teammate at Gunners Valentine Ndaba who was roped into the Bosso team this season from Shabanie Mine.
His signing brings to seven the number of players who have this year joined the former league champions.
Khumbulani Banda, acquired from How Mine has since joined Maritzburg United and Kudakwashe Mahachi who was on loan from South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns has also left Bosso.
Coach Kelvin Kaindu said he was hopeful Dephistara would develop at Highlanders and add value to the team.
“He is a young star and as a club we are developing young players for the future,” he said.
‘We want to invest and build youngsters we will promote for the future.”
The Zambian-born coach’s team has struggled in the right wing position and Dephistara is expected to plug the hole.
“We hope he will fit in well. He plays on both wings and we hope that he is going to add value to the team and develop to become a good player,” Kaindu added.
Simon Munawa, Knox Mutizwa and Erick Mudzingwa are some of the players that have been used in the right wing.