HOW MINE striker Kudakwashe Musharu might have to wait a little longer to break into South African Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) after he impressed at Mpumalanga Black Aces, but was not registered with the club after the transfer window closed on Friday.
Musharu went for a week-long trial stint with Aces and has since returned and been training with his local club, with How Mine chairman Mlondolozi Nkomo confirming that the joint 2014 Castle Lager Golden Boot award winner impressed the South African club.
He is, however, yet to get further feedback from the South African side.
“Musharu is back and trained with us for the whole of last week. The only correspondence that we got from Mpumalanga is that they were impressed with the player and that was that. He is yet to get feedback from the club,” Nkomo said.
Musharu scored 12 league goals for How Mine last season and he will face tough competition at the gold miners this season as they have also grabbed his joint Golden Boot award winner Charles Sibanda from Highlanders.
In the How Mine ranks is forward Limited Chikafa, who had a good season last year with league debutants ZPC Kariba, which also earned him selection into the 11 Castle Lager PSL soccer stars finalists.
Chikafa was the second runner-up to with ZPC Kariba goalkeeper Tendai Hove first, while defender Dennis Dauda was crowned the soccer star of the year.
Musharu had been earmarked to fill the gap left by Mabhuthi Khenyeza who left Mpumalanga Black Aces while fellow Zimbabwean Tendai Ndoro was rumoured to be making a move to either champions Mamelodi Sundowns or giants Orlando Pirates.
Meanwhile, former Warriors captain and Highlanders goalkeeper Tapiwa Kapini, now a free agent after he was released by AmaZulu, has been linked with a return to former employers Platinum Stars and Chippa United.
Kapini has been replaced at AmaZulu by another former Warriors goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro who leaves Mpumalanga Black Aces.