HIGHLANDERS are still chasing for Botswana be Mobile League Nico United gunman Master Masitara to sharpen their blunt strike force with time running out as the Zifa window transfer period closes next Wednesday.
Bosso chairman Peter Dube yesterday confirmed to Southern Eye Sport that the Bulawayo giants were still targeting the former Railstars striker together with another striker in the local league.
“We are mindful that that there is little time, but it is difficult negotiating with someone who still has contractual obligations with their clubs. But we are busy negotiating. We are talking to somebody. We are chasing two players, one in the local PSL — who I cannot disclose for now — and Masitara,” Dube said.
Dube was evasive in commenting on the club’s financial position regarding the acquisition of new players.
“We are not in the worst predicament compared to our competitors,” he said.
Speaking to this publication, early this month, long-time club benefactor, member and politician Tshinga Dube promised to assist Highlanders to acquire new players during the transfer window period.
“I will assist them to get a player during this transfer window. We have a long relationship with Highlanders and we have always assisted them in many ways and, we are looking even beyond this.” Dube said.
Highlanders, aiming for the title which has eluded them for six years, have already parted ways with striker Cleopas “Balotelli” Dube and took back the youthful Gabriel Nyoni who was on loan to Division One side Bulawayo Chiefs.
On reports that former player Joel “Josta” Ngodzo had indicated his willingness to return to the black and white colours from FC Platinum where he has not been commanding a first team jersey of late, club chairman Dube said Ngodzo was welcome back to Highlanders.
FC Platinum striker Charles Sibanda is also reportedly interested in joining Highlanders together with midfielder Welcome Ndiweni.
The three are still tied to the platinum miners.
“They will be received with open arms,” Dube added.
Head coach Kelvin Kaindu has taken advantage of the PSL break and travelled to his home country, Zambia, where he will also be hunting for strikers.