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Harare City target Dube

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IT looks like new Harare City Football Club coach Taurai Mangwiro has raided his former club Caps United once again with reports yesterday suggesting goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube had joined the Sunshine Boys, to become the third high-profile player to sign for the ambitious club this month.

HENRY MHARA
SPORTS REPORTER

They have already made their intentions clear by signing two established players in midfielder Tendai Samanja and defender Temba Ndlovu, who were both among the 11 soccer star of the year finalists in the just-ended season.

Harare City coach Taurai Mangwiro
Harare City coach Taurai Mangwiro

After convincing Samanja to link up with him at City, it appears Mangwiro has returned to haunt his former club.

Social media was awash yesterday with reports suggesting Dube had also joined the bandwagon and a source within said more deals would be signed soon.

Speaking to our sister paper NewsDay Sport yesterday, Harare City Football Club secretary-general Matthew Marara confirmed they had signed Samanja and Ndlovu, but refuted claims Dube had also joined.

Marara said his club was looking at signing at least five players as the team looked to launch an onslaught on the league title next season.

“We have concluded two deals so far, that of Samanja and Ndlovu . . . that is as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “We have not spoken to Caps United about Dube and we haven’t engaged the player himself, so those are just rumours which cannot be substantiated.”

“We are looking at five positions which we think need some reinforcements, so I think at least five new players will join the club in the current transfer.

“We are still negotiating and we will let you know when the deals are done,” he added.

A source yesterday revealed that Harare City’s shopping list included last season’s soccer star of the year Dennis Dauda of ZPC Kariba and Hwange’s highly rated striker Evans Rusike who has been earmarked to fill in the position being left by Francesco Zekumbawira who is heading for the South African Absa Premier Soccer League.

After a disappointing 2014 season that saw them survive relegation on the last day of the league campaign, it appears City do not want to go through that nerve- wrecking experience again.

In fact, they have set their sights on winning the title next season and their actions on the transfer market are evidence to that.

They have started bolstering their squad from the top by assembling a very strong technical department which would be led by Mangwiro, assisted by Mkhuphali Masuku, Mike Madzivanyika and Witness Munkuli.

The team unveiled an experienced junior development structure that will be headed by David George, who will be working with Masimba Dinyero and Elvis Chiweshe.

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