HIGHLANDERS attacking midfielder has started full training with the team and could be part of the squad that faces Shabanie Mine in the second Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Barbourfields Stadium (BF) on Sunday.
Kutsanzira, who left Bosso to join Caps United in 2012, retraced his footsteps to the Bulawayo giants after two seasons with the Green Machine.
Could the dribbling wizard become the tonic for Highlanders, who have failed to score a goal in the last five matches they have played including the 0-0 first league outing against Chapungu United at Ascot Stadium in Gweru last Saturday?
It just remains to be seen. But what is a fact is that the Highlanders family is getting worried by each passing game.
Kutsanzira dislocated his shoulder on the first day at training in February at White City Stadium and has not played any game for Highlanders since.
Yesterday, he said he was back at full training and ready to fit into the team.
“I have been training, but it was just light training, doing some jogging on the sidelines. But I have now started training with the rest of the guys. I am now fit and ready to make it into the team and get the ball rolling,” Kutsanzira said.
Head coach Kelvin Kaindu confirmed the developments and said the doctors have given Kutsanzira the nod.
“Kutsanzira has been training, but I cannot confirm if he will be part of the team on Sunday. We just started the week, but if he makes the grade, he will be part of the team. The doctors have given him the go ahead,” he said.
The Zambian gaffer will not be available for the Shabanie Mine tie. He will be going back to the UK, but will return in time for the third match.
He is going to attend the last session of the Uefa B Licence coaching course before he graduates in May.
Kaindu said his absence will not affect the performance of the team.
“I may not be there, but I have confidence in the team. We work as a team and I will be here for the whole week,” he said.
He arrived just a day before the first match against Chapungu.
Shabanie Mine had a good start to the league after the exodus of most of senior players – beating Triangle 3-1 at Maglas on Sunday under new coach John Phiri, who took over from Luke Masomere, now at Buffaloes.
Carlos Mesi and Louis Matawu scored for Shabanie Mine on Sunday with the third being an own goal by Jimmy Tigere, who also scored for Triangle.
Phiri said he was happy his new players quickly adjusted to his type of play after brief pre-season preparations.
“We had a short pre-season and the whole squad was assembled a bit late, but I am very happy that the boys quickly adapted to the way I want them to play,” Phiri said.
Shabanie Mine lost home and away to Highlanders last year under Masomere.