HIGHLANDERS coach Kelvin Kaindu conducted his first training session of the season at White City Stadium and was due to start axing the players he is not interested in yesterday afternoon.
The Zambian gaffer who arrived in the country on Tuesday joined the rest of the squad as they prepared for the 2014 season.
About 40 players went through their paces under the watchful eye of Kaindu.
“I have seen the players, but a lot of work still needs to be done. Highlanders are a very big team and I think we need to limit the number of players who attend our training sessions,” he said.
“We will just have some of the players for one or two days so that we can give them a chance because there is a danger that we can chase away good players. We will start trimming the team today (yesterday).”
Bosso started preparations for the season early this month, but Kaindu was away attending a Caf A coaching course in Zambia and also attended Uefa B coaching licence in the United Kingdom.
In Kaindu’s absence, Bosso signed Valentine Ndaba, Welcome Ndiweni, Khumbulani Banda, Joel “Josta” Ngodzo and Njabulo “Popo” Nyoni, but lost free agents Masimba Mambare and Njabulo Ncube to Dynamos and FC Platinum respectively.
Kaindu said he was not yet in a position to comment on the acquired players.
“I am still to meet the executive so as of now I cannot say anything about the players we have signed. I will only comment after meeting the executive,” he said.
Kaindu denied reports that he had brought in a Zambian striker, Ian Ngoma, from his former club Zanaco to join Bosso. On the Caf A coaching course Kaindu said: “The programme was very taxing and stressing. There was no time to rest, but it gave me more knowledge about football,” he said.
Walter Musanhu, Thulani Gumede and Peter Muduhwa from Ajax Hotspurs are some of the players who were trying their luck while former FC Platinum and Chicken Inn defender Zephaniah Ngodzo attended the afternoon session.
Zephaniah left Highlanders to join FC Platinum with his brother Joel who has since retraced his steps back to Highlanders.
After the morning session, Kaindu said he was yet to be apprised by his assistants of what has been going on in his absence.
The team spent last week training at the state-of-the-art Entokozweni Safaris in Inyathi.