HOW MINE are talking to champions Dynamos to check on the status of former skipper Tawanda Muparati as they hope to sign him for the 2015 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season.
The gold miners chairman Mlondolozi Nkomo yesterday confirmed they were interested in the 2013 soccer star of the year, who has indicated that he will not be renewing his contract with the Glamour Boys.
“Apparently, he (Muparati) indicated that he will not be renewing his contract with Dynamos, but we want to get a clear picture from them,” he said.
“We have asked our secretary to talk to Dynamos to find out Muparati’s status at the club. We are keeping an eye on him and if he is interested in joining us, it would not be bad acquisition.”
Muparati was spotted in Bulawayo just before Christmas where he engaged Highlanders and How Mine officials and the latter seem to be better-placed to grab the midfielder.
Coach Luke Masomere confirmed last month that he was interested in the player.
“I want him, but for now he is a Dynamos player,” Masomere said.
Also linked to How Mine are Tafadzwa Mombeshora and goalkeeper Victor Twaliki, whom Masomere coached and won the BancABC Sup8r with at Shabanie Mine in 2013.
How Mine appear to have lost young Edmore Muzanenhamo, who trained with Highlanders yesterday.
Muzanenhamo appeared to have been given the nod by the Bosso technical team as he trained with the senior players and was not part of the horde of players that underwent trials.
Nkomo said Muzanenhamo was on loan at How Mine from Division One side Ntabazinduna Prison.
Highlanders chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede was in Ntabazinduna yesterday probably to engage the prison officers team on the dribbling wizard Muzanenhamo.
Nkomo said the gold miners would be starting their pre-season training on January 15.
“The coach (Masomere) is busy drawing up a pre-season training programme and we should be starting on January 15. He will be looking at the squad to see who is retaining and who is leaving.
“As for Muzanenhamo, if he is at Highlanders, we cannot stand in his way. He was on loan to us from Ntabazinduna,” Nkomo added.