PREMIERSHIP new boys How Mine are eyeing Botswana-based goalkeeper Takudzwa Ndoro to boost their contingent of goalkeepers as they seek to bolster their squad in the current Zifa transfer window period which closes on July 31.
Ndoro, twin brother of leading Castle Lager Premiership goalscorer Tendai trained with the gold miners during the week heading to the quarter-finals of the BancABC Sup8r Cup and sources said he went back to Botswana to collect his property and return to How Mine.
How Mine head coach Philani Mabhena yesterday confirmed that he was interested in the services of the goalkeeper, rated as one of the best shot stoppers in the be Mobile League in Botswana.
“He was here with us before the cup weekend. I understand he trained for a week and he went back to Botswana to pick up his things. Unfortunately I was not there as I was attending a course. He is a fantastic goalkeeper and we would definitely be interested in signing him if he comes back,” Mabhena said.
However, the hurdle that could come How Mine’s way is that the former Botswana Meat Commission and Extension Gunners goalkeeper was reported to have penned a two-year deal with Botswana Defence Forces last week.
Mabhena is one of the coaches who have clearly stated that he intends to beef up his squad in mid season and is searching for a senior goalkeeper, senior central defender, an attacking midfielder and one striker. Mabhena, assisted by experienced former Njube Sundowns and Chicken Inn gaffer Philani “Beefy” Ncube, said the technical team at the Metallon Gold-sponsored How Mine had met and made up their minds about players that they wanted, but would not reveal other names.
“We are still searching,” Mabhena said. How Mine last Saturday beat league champions Dynamos 1-0 at Luveve Stadium and Mabhena said the three points were important as they now needed 12 points to ensure a stay in the Premiership. They will travel to Gibbo Stadium for a clash with Triangle on Sunday after the Chiredzi outfit held them to 1-1 draw at Luveve on June 20.
Tripple B v Black Rhinos (Dulibadzimu), FC Platinum v Motor Action (Mandava), Monomotapa v Harare City (Rufaro),
Sunday: Shabanie Mine v Black Mambas (Maglas), Chicken Inn v Highlanders (Barbourfields), Triangle v How Mine (Gibbo), Dynamos v Buffaloes (Rufaro), Hwange v Caps United (Colliery)