SIMBA Sithole has opted for Bulawayo giants Highlanders ahead of his former club How Mine.
Sithole has been training with Bosso in the last two days since his arrival from South Africa where he was released by Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Ajax Cape Town.
Bosso chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede yesterday said coach Kelvin Kaindu and his lieutenants had approached him and indicated they were interested in the forward.
Gumede said what was left for him was to meet with the club executive committee members and have Sithole’s papers done.
“He is in the country and trained with us in the last two days, that is yesterday (Wednesday) and today (yesterday). The technical team has approached me to say they want him. What is left is to round up the other board members so that we expedite his paperwork if they concur with wishes of the technical department,” Gumede said.
His former club How Mine had indicated that they wanted him back, but vice-chairman Alpha Matumbura yesterday said Sithole had indicated to them that his handlers had advised him to join Highlanders.
“Actually, I hear he has signed with Highlanders, but I don’t know if it is true. He told us that his agent advised him to join a big club where he will be visible. He is in the country,” Matumbura said.
Sithole, who scored six goals for How Mine last season, had his contract with Ajax Cape Town terminated after just a few months. He joined the South African side at the beginning of the year.
Kaindu had previously indicated that Bosso would give the striker a chance to showcase what he had if he returned from South
If he signs with Highlanders he would join the ranks of Njabulo Ncube, Ozias Zibande, Kudzanai Machazane and Knox Mutizwa in the fight for a jersey upfront.
Bosso has depended solely on attacking midfielder Charles Sibanda, who leads the PSL scorers’ chart with 12 goals and
Sithole could come in handy for Kaindu.