CHICKEN INN are in the market to replace 2013 Premier Soccer League golden boot winner Tendai Ndoro.
Ndoro, who banged in 18 goals for the fastfoods outlet team, has joined South African side Mpumalanga Black Aces, a club that acquired him in August last year. He had to return on loan to Chicken Inn as his papers were not in order.
Chicken Inn chairman Lifa Ncube yesterday said the club’s technical team led by Joey Antipas had made recommendations and were negotiating for the players they want for 2014.
“The coach has made indications. We believe last year we had a very strong team. We will be bringing in a few players and we obviously have to replace Ndoro,” Ncube said.
He said they were waiting for the dust to settle on the much-talked about and sought-after Kudakwashe Mahachi before they start negotiating for a loan deal renewal for the nimble-footed attacking midfielder.
“We will engage Bantu Rovers on Mahachi. We are just waiting for the noise to die down just like we did last year,” Ncube said.
Ncube said Mkhokheli Dube, reportedly wanted by Southern Region Division One side Bantu Rovers’ and Danny “Deco” Phiri linked with a move to Highlanders, are still their players.
Meanwhile Chicken Inn, winners of the NetOne Charity Shield last season, started their preparations for the 2014 season yesterday.
The GameCox started last season well and were tipped to be one of the contenders for the championship, but slumped midway and coach Mandla “Lulu” Mpofu threw in the towel and was replaced by Antipas.
Antipas is assisted by Sikhumbuzo “China” Banda and goalkeepers’ coach Julius Ndlovu.